|LC control no.||n 98061032
|Personal name heading||Williams, Thomas W.
|Variant(s)||Williams, Th. W. (Thomas W.)
|Found in||NUCMC data from Nantucket Historical Association for His Data Book, 1815-1846 (Thomas W. Williams; whaling merchant, of New London, Conn.)
Biog. dir. of the U.S. Congress (WWW), 22 May 2001 (Williams, Thomas Wheeler; b. Sept. 28, 1789 in Stonington, Conn.; moved to New London, Conn., in 1818; active in the shipping and whaling businesses; elected as a Whig to the 26th and 27th Congresses (Mar. 4, 1839-Mar. 3, 1843); member of the state House of Representatives in 1846 and 1847; president of the New London, Willamantic, and Palmer Railroad (later the New London Northern Railroad) in 1847 and for many years thereafter; d. Dec. 31, 1874 in New London, Conn.)
NUCMC data from New London County Hist. Soc. for Nathaniel Shaw Perkins, Jr., papers, 1845-1858 (Thomas W. Williams; variant: Th. W. Williams)