Williams, George H. (George Henry), 1823-1910

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Dates:
Birth 1823-03-26
Death 1910-04-04
English

Biographical notes:

U.S. attorney general, U.S. sentator from Oregon, mayor of Portland, Ore., lawyer, and jurist.

From the description of George H. Williams autograph, 1873 August 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981374

Epithet: American senator

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000212.0x000320

George H. Williams was born in New York State and migrated to the midwestern states as a young man. He served as the Chief Justice of Iowa and was appointed Chief Justice of the Oregon Territory by President Pierce. He was involved in the state's constitutional convention and was sent to the U.S. Senate, where he served during the Civil War. He was appointed Attorney General under President Grant, but resigned the office to return to Portland. He was prominent in local affairs and served as mayor.

From the description of George H. Williams papers, 1848-1910. (Oregon Historical Society Research Library). WorldCat record id: 54368219

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Subjects:

  • Scientific publications
  • Smithsonian Publications
  • Observatories--History--19th century
  • Treasury Department
  • Mint

Occupations:

  • Lawyers
  • Mayors--Oregon--Portland
  • Jurists
  • Cabinet officers
  • Senators, U.S. Congress--Oregon

Places:

  • Schleswig-Holstein, Germany (as recorded)
  • Oregon--Portland (as recorded)
  • Oregon (as recorded)
  • Oregon (as recorded)