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Williams, John Sharp, 1854-1932

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Personal name headingWilliams, John Sharp, 1854-1932
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Place of birthMemphis (Tenn.)
Place of deathYazoo City (Miss.)
AffiliationUnited States. Congress. House
United States. Congress. Senate
Democratic Party (U.S.)
Profession or occupationLawyers Legislators
Found inNUCMC data from Univ. of Virginia Lib. for Barringer, P. Papers, 1828-1963 (Williams, John Sharp)
LC manual auth. cd. (hdg.: Williams, John Sharp, 1854-1932; usage: John Sharp Williams; also John S. Williams)
WWWA, v. 1, 1897-1942 (Williams, John Sharp; b. 1854; lawyer and cotton planter of Yazoo, Miss.; congressman, 1893-1907; senator, 1911-1923; d. 1932)
Biographical directory of the United States Congress website, viewed September 29, 2021 (Williams, John Sharp, (grandson of Christopher Harris Williams), a Representative and a Senator from Mississippi; born in Memphis, Tenn., July 30, 1854; after the death of his parents moved to Yazoo County, Miss.; attended private schools, the Kentucky Military Institute near Frankfort, the University of the South, Sewanee, Tenn., the University of Virginia at Charlottesville, and the University of Heidelberg, at Baden, Germany; subsequently studied law at the University of Virginia and in Memphis, Tenn.; admitted to the bar in 1877; moved to Yazoo City, Miss., in 1878; engaged in the practice of law and also interested in cotton planting; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-third and to the seven succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1893-March 3, 1909); was not a candidate for renomination in 1908; minority leader in the Fifty-eighth, Fifty-ninth, and Sixtieth Congresses; chairman, Committee on Party Leaders (Fifty-eighth through Sixtieth Congresses); elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1910; reelected in 1916 and served from March 4, 1911, to March 3, 1923; declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1922; chairman, Committee to Audit and Control the Contingent Expenses (Sixty-third Congress), Committee on the Library (Sixty-fourth and Sixty-fifth Congresses), Committee on the University of the United States (Sixty-sixth Congress); retired from public life and lived on his plantation, 'Cedar Grove,' near Yazoo City, Miss., until his death there September 27, 1932; interment in the family cemetery on his plantation)
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