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Williams, George Frederick, 1852-1932



  • Existence: 1852 - 1932

George Frederick Williams was born on July 10, 1852 in Dedham, Massachusetts. Before graduating from Dartmouth College in 1872, Williams studied at the Universities of Heidelberg and Berlin in Germany. After graduation, he studied law at Boston University and was admitted to the bar in 1875. Williams practiced law in Boston. In 1890, he was elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives and in 1891, to the Fifty-second Congress (1891-1893). In 1893, he resumed the practice of law in Boston, Massachusetts and was an unsuccessful Democratic nominee for Governor in 1895, 1896, and 1897. He served as delegate to several state Democratic conventions and to the Democratic National Conventions in 1896, 1900, 1904 and 1908. In 1913, Williams was appointed Minister to Greece and Montenegro by Woodrow Wilson, serving until 1914, after which he practiced law until his retirement in 1930. Williams died on July 11, 1932.

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George Frederick William diary and accounts

Codex 003408
Identifier: 003408
Overview Diary of George Frederick Williams (1852-1932) with accounts of his student days in Germany, including volunteer work in the Franco-Prussian war.