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Subject: United States congressional delegations from North Carolina, John Williams (Tennessee), 27th United States Congress, United States House of Representatives elections, 1818, United States House of Representatives elections, 1816
Collection: 1782 Births, 1842 Deaths, Democratic-Republican Party Members of the United States House of Representatives, Members of the North Carolina House of Representatives, Members of the United States House of Representatives from North Carolina, National Republican Party Members of the United States House of Representatives, North Carolina Democratic-Republicans, North Carolina National Republicans, North Carolina Whigs, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Alumni, Whig Party Members of the United States House of Representatives
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Lewis Williams

Lewis Williams (February 1, 1782 – February 23, 1842) was a U.S. Congressman from North Carolina between 1815 and 1842.

Born in Surry County, North Carolina (present-day Forsyth County), Williams attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, graduating in 1808. He was first elected to the North Carolina House of Commons in 1812, serving for a single term (1813-1814) before being elected to the 14th United States Congress as a (Jeffersonian) Republican in 1814.

Williams was re-elected to successive Congresses before his death in 1842. In keeping with the turbulent times in which the parties realigned, he served under five different party labels: as a Republican, as a Crawford Republican, as a supporter of John Quincy Adams, as an "Anti-Jacksonian," and finally as a Whig. During his time in Congress, he chaired the Committee on Claims in the 15th

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