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Politician members in Mississippi

John Sharp Williams John Sharp Williams (1854-1932) — of Yazoo City, Yazoo County, Miss. Born in Memphis, Shelby County, Tenn., July 30, 1854. Democrat. Lawyer; cotton planter; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1892, 1904 (Temporary Chair; member, Platform and Resolutions Committee; chair, Committee to Notify Vice-Presidential Nominee; speaker), 1912 (speaker), 1916 (member, Platform and Resolutions Committee), 1920; U.S. Representative from Mississippi, 1893-1909 (5th District 1893-1903, 8th District 1903-09); U.S. Senator from Mississippi, 1911-23. Episcopalian. Member, Society of the Cincinnati; Freemasons; Elks. Died near Yazoo City, Yazoo County, Miss., September 7, 1932 (age 78 years, 39 days). Interment a private or family graveyard, Yazoo County, Miss.
  Relatives: Son of Christopher Harris Williams (Confederate Army colonel; killed in battle of Shiloh) and Annie Louise (Sharp) Williams; married, October 2, 1877, to Elizabeth Dial 'Bettie' Webb; father of John Sharp Williams Jr.; grandson of Christopher Harris Williams (1798-1857); second great-grandson of John Williams; cousin *** of Sydenham Benoni Alexander.
  Political family: Williams family of North Carolina (subset of the Four Thousand Related Politicians).
  The World War II Liberty ship SS John Sharp Williams (built 1943 at New Orleans, Louisiana; scrapped 1961) was named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Image source: Men of Mark in America (1906)
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