Lemuel Williams

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Lemuel Williams
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts
In office
March 4, 1799 – March 3, 1805
Preceded by Nathaniel Freeman Jr. (5th)
William Eustis (8th)
Succeeded by Thomas Dwight (5th)
Isaiah L. Green (8th)
Constituency 5th district (1799–1803)
8th district (1803–05)
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born (1747-06-18)June 18, 1747
Taunton, Massachusetts
Died November 8, 1828(1828-11-08) (aged 81)
Acushnet, Massachusetts
Political party Federalist
Alma mater Harvard

Lemuel Williams (June 18, 1747 – November 8, 1828) was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. Born in Taunton, he graduated from Harvard College in 1765, studied law, was admitted to the bar and practiced in Bristol and Worcester Counties. He was town clerk of New Bedford from 1792 to 1800.

Williams was elected as a Federalist to the Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Congresses, serving from March 4, 1799 to March 3, 1805, and was a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1806. He resumed the practice of law and died in Acushnet, Massachusetts; interment was in Acushnet Cemetery.


U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Nathaniel Freeman, Jr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 5th congressional district

March 4, 1799 – March 3, 1803
Succeeded by
Thomas Dwight
Preceded by
William Eustis
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 8th congressional district

March 4, 1803 – March 3, 1805
Succeeded by
Isaiah L. Green