U.S. Legislative Branch -Williams, George Henry - U.S. Senator, OR

George Henry Williams:
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Born: March 26, 1823
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Birthplace:
New Lebanon New York
Father: Tabor D. Williams 1795 – 1879
Mother: Lydia Goodrich 1795 –
1st Wife: Catherine “Kate” Helena Van Antwerp 1831 – 1863
Married: 1850 in Keokuk Iowa
2nd Wife:
Kate Ann Hughes 1832 – 1894
(Buried: River View Cemetery Portland Oregon)
Married: September 4, 1867 in Portland Oregon

Children:
Henry W. Williams 1852 – 1853
Mary J. Williams 1854 –
Ethel B. Williams 1876 – 1966


Political Party: Democratic Party and Republican Party

Occupation before War:

1844 – 1847: Attorney in Fort Madison Iowa Territory
1847 – 1852: Judge of first Judicial District of Iowa
1852: Democratic Party Presidential Elector
1853 – 1857: Chief Justice of Oregon Territory Supreme Court
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1858: Member of Oregon State Constitutional Convention
1858 – 1862: Attorney in Portland Oregon
1860: Supporter of Stephen A. Douglas for President Campaign

Civil War Career:
1858 – 1862: Attorney in Portland Oregon
1862: Member of Oregon Union Convention
1865 – 1871: United States Senator from Oregon
1865 – 1867: Senate Chairman of Audit and Control of Contingent Expense.
1865 – 1867: Member of Senate Finance Committee

Occupation after War:
1865 – 1871: United States Senator from Oregon
1865 – 1867: Senate Chairman of Audit and Control of Contingent Expense.
1865 – 1871: Member of Senate Finance Committee
1866: Author of the Tenure of Office Act
1867: Author and Supporter of Military Reconstruction Act
1867 – 1871: Member of Senate Public Lands Committee
1868: Voted guilty in President Andrew Johnson’s Impeachment trial.
1871: United States Joint High Commissioner
1871 – 1875: United States Attorney General of Justice Department.
1871 – 1873: Prosecutor against the Ku Klux Klan.
1872: Issued a clemency policy toward the South.
1872: Toured southern states Advocating Grant Reconstruction policy.
1872: Helped settle the Alabama Election dispute.
1872: Reaffirmed the results of the Louisiana State Election.
1873 – 1874: Candidate for Chief Justice of U.S. Supreme Court.
1874: New York State Bar Association held reception in his honor.
1875: Forced to resign due to rumor that his wife had accepted $30,000.00 in payment to drop litigation against Pratt and Boyd.
1876: Member of Defense for Orville E. Babcock.
1876: Campaigner for Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Campaign.
1876: Manager of Hayes ballot returns in Florida.
1876 – 1905: Attorney in Portland Oregon
Supporter of Women’s Suffrage & Popular Government Movement.
1895: Published a compilation of Occasional Addresses.
1901 – 1905: Mayor of Portland Oregon
1905: Indicted by grand jury in Multnomah County Oregon for refusing to enforce laws that regulated gambling.
1905: Gave Speech at opening of Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition

Died: April 4, 1910
Place of Death: Portland Oregon
Age at time of Death: 87 years old
Burial Place:
River View Cemetery Portland Oregon
 
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