William Robert WILLIAMS, Congress, NY (1884-1972)


WILLIAMS, William Robert, a Representative from New York; born in Brookfield, Madison County, N.Y., August 11, 1884; moved to Cassville, Oneida County, N.Y., with his parents in 1891; attended the public schools of Bridgewater, N.Y.; salesman with Standard Oil Co., of New York, 1907-1910; engaged in farming at Cassville, N.Y.; member of the State assembly 1935-1943; sheriff of Oneida County 1943-1951; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-second and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1951-January 3, 1959); was not a candidate for renomination in 1958 to the Eighty-sixth Congress; chairman, Oneida County Republican Committee, 1959-1961; resumed and continued his interests in farming at Cassville, N.Y., where he died May 9, 1972; interment in Sauquoit Valley Cemetery, Sauquoit, N.Y.

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