John Dacher McWILLIAMS, Congress, CT


McWILLIAMS, John Dacher, a Representative from Connecticut; born in Norwich, New London County, Conn., July 23, 1891; attended the public schools and Norwich Free Academy; was graduated from Mercersburg (Pa.) Academy in 1910; associated with the building industry in Norwich, Conn.; during the First World War served as a private in the Twentieth Engineers, United States Army, with overseas service, from March 26, 1918, until discharged on July 1, 1919; resumed the building business; selectman of the town of Norwich, Conn., 1935-1942; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-eighth Congress (January 3, 1943-January 3, 1945); was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1944 to the Seventy-ninth Congress; was employed at the electric boat division of General Dynamics Corporation, Groton, Conn., 1950-1960; was employed by the city of Norwich, where he resided until his death there, March 30, 1975; interment in Maplewood Cemetery, Norwich, Conn.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present