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

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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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referencedIn Costello, Louisa Stuart. Memoirs of Eminent Englishwomen.. United States. National Archives and Records Administration
creatorOf Oglesby, Richard James, 1824-1899. Autograph letter signed : Washington, to G.H. Williams, 1873 Mar. 14. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Ralston, William Chapman, 1826-1875. Correspondence, ca. 1870-1890. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Fish, Hamilton, 1808-1893. Hamilton Fish papers, 1732-1914 (bulk 1840-1890). Library of Congress
referencedIn General Frederick Steele Papers, 1845-1965 (inclusive), 1862-1868 (bulk) Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part I: The Revolution and the Administration, 1669-1958. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Harvard University Archives Photograph Collection: Portraits, ca. 1852-ca. 2004 Harvard University Archives.
referencedIn Miller, James P. Letter : Albany, Or., to Thomas Nelson, 1853 Dec 2. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Boreman, Arthur Ingram, 1823-1896. Autograph letter signed : Washington, to George H. Williams, Attorney General, 1873 Feb. 28. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf United States. Dept. of Justice. Documents related to judgments rendered by the Court of Claims in cases connected with the War Department : Washington, D.C., 1879 Feb. 14. University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Letters to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1761-1904 (inclusive) 1820-1888 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Oregon Governors and Senators papers, 1848-1903. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Lanman, Charles, 1819-1895,. Charles Lanman collection on congressional biography [manuscript], 1858-1869. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn Steele, Frederick, 1819-1868. General Frederick Steele papers, 1845-1965 (inclusive), 1862-1868 (bulk). Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part I: The Revolution and the Administration, 1669-1958. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910. Letter : Owego, N.Y., to the George H. Williams, n.p., 1875 Mar. 13. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Pengra, B. J. (Byron J.), 1823-1903. B. J. Pengra letters [manuscript], 1862-1873. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn Van Antwerp, Verplanck, d. 1875. Letter, July 30, 1871. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf Ames, Adelbert, 1835-1933. Letter signed : Jackson, Mississippi, to George H. Williams, Attorney General, 1873 Apr. 16. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Lewis, John Vaughan. Notes : [Washington, D.C.?] to unknown person, n.p., [1877?]. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Addison Crandall Gibbs Papers, 1858-1886 Oregon Historical Society Research Library
creatorOf Hall, Willard Preble, 1820-1882. Autograph letter signed : St. Joseph, Missouri, to George H. Williams, attorney-general, 1873 May 6. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Geer, Ralph Carey, 1816-1895. Ralph Carey Geer papers [manuscript], 1852-1947. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn Pfeiffer, Robert H. (Robert Henry), 1892-1958. Papers, 1928-1957. Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School
referencedIn Deady, Matthew P. (Matthew Paul), 1824-1893. Petition to postmaster general James Campbell [[manuscript], 1854 December 20. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
creatorOf Williams, George H. (George Henry), 1823-1910. Letter from George H. Williams to Olney Cyrus [manuscript], 1867 Dec. 21. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
creatorOf Powers, Ridgely C., 1836-1912. Letter, 1873 May 16. University of Southern Mississippi, Regional Campus, Joseph Anderson Cook Library
referencedIn United States. Dept. of the Treasury. Letter : Washington, D.C., to George H. Williams, [Washington, D.C.], 1873 Mar. 28. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Sawyer, Philetus, 1816-1900. Letter, Dec. 19, 1873. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn James Henry Coffin Papers, 1848-1884 Smithsonian Institution Archives
referencedIn Correspondence, 1933-1955. Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School
creatorOf Williams, George H. (George Henry), 1823-1910. George H. Williams papers, 1848-1910. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
creatorOf Mosby, John Singleton, 1833-1916. Autograph letter signed : Warrenton, Va., to George H. Williams, Attorney General, 1873 Dec. 7. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Hamilton Fish Papers, 1732-1914, (bulk 1840-1890) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Harvard University Archives Photograph Collection: Portraits, ca. 1852-ca. 2004 Harvard University Archives.
creatorOf Mosby, John Singleton, 1833-1916. Autograph letter signed : Warrenton, Va., to George H. Williams, 1874 Mar. 26. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Ullmann, Daniel, 1810-1892. Autograph letter signed : Grand View-on-Hudson, N.Y., to the Attorney General, 1875 May 3. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Gibbs, A. C. (Addison Crandall), 1825-1886. Addison Crandall Gibbs papers [manuscript}, 1858-1886. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn General Records of the Department of Justice. 1790 - 2002. Photographs of Attorneys General
creatorOf Williams, George H. (George Henry), 1823-1910. George H. Williams autograph, 1873 August 3. Library of Congress
referencedIn Crosland, Mrs. Newton. Memorable Women: The Story of Their Lives...With Eight Illustrations by Birket Foster.. United States. National Archives and Records Administration
referencedIn Smithsonian Archives. Ru 33: Office Of The Secretary, Outgoing Corres..
creatorOf Ferry, Thomas W. (Thomas White), 1827-1896. Thomas W. Ferry correspondence, 1873 September 12 Detroit Public Library, Detroit Main Library
referencedIn Vol. CXXXII (ff. 172). 1863 -Feb. 1871.includes:ff. 1, 107 George William Frederick Villiers, 4th Earl of Clarendon: Letters to Lord Ripon: 1859-1870. f. 3 Army; England: Minutes and memoranda rel. to: 1859-1881. f. 3 General Sir William Montagu Sc... British Library
Role Title Holding Repository
Walt Whitman to George H. Williams, 1 July 1874 Walt Whitman Archive
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associatedWith Ames, Adelbert, 1835-1933. person
associatedWith Boreman, Arthur Ingram, 1823-1896. person
associatedWith Deady, Matthew P. (Matthew Paul), 1824-1893. person
associatedWith Dearborn, Frederick M. (Frederick Myers), b. 1876 person
associatedWith Ferry, Thomas W. (Thomas White), 1827-1896. person
correspondedWith Fish, Hamilton, 1808-1893. person
associatedWith Geer, Ralph Carey, 1816-1895. person
correspondedWith Gibbs, A. C. (Addison Crandall), 1825-1886. person
associatedWith Hall, Willard Preble, 1820-1882. person
correspondedWith Hamilton, Park, 1808-1893 person
associatedWith Henry, Joseph, 1797-1878. person
associatedWith Lanman, Charles, 1819-1895, person
associatedWith Lewis, John Vaughan person
correspondedWith Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882 person
associatedWith Miller, James P. person
associatedWith Mosby, John Singleton, 1833-1916. person
associatedWith Oglesby, Richard James, 1824-1899. person
associatedWith Olney, Cyrus person
associatedWith Olney family family
associatedWith Pengra, B. J. (Byron J.), 1823-1903. person
correspondedWith Pfeiffer, Robert H. (Robert Henry), 1892-1958 person
associatedWith Platt, Thomas Collier, 1833-1910. person
associatedWith Powell, John Wesley person
associatedWith Powers, Ridgely C., 1836-1912. person
associatedWith Ralston, William Chapman, 1826-1875. person
associatedWith Sawyer, Philetus, 1816-1900. person
associatedWith Smithsonian Institution. corporateBody
associatedWith Sperry, Willard Learoyd, 1882-1954 person
associatedWith Steele, Frederick, 1819-1868. person
associatedWith Torrey, John person
associatedWith Ullmann, Daniel, 1810-1892. person
associatedWith United States. Dept. of Justice. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Dept. of the Treasury. corporateBody
associatedWith Van Antwerp, Verplanck, d. 1875. person
correspondedWith Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
Oregon--Portland
Oregon
Oregon
Subject
Scientific publications
Smithsonian Publications
Observatories--History--19th century
Treasury Department
Mint
Occupation
Lawyers
Mayors--Oregon--Portland
Jurists
Cabinet officers
Senators, U.S. Congress--Oregon
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Person

Birth 1823-03-26

Death 1910-04-04

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