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Williams, Hezekiah

(1798-1856) a U.S. Representative was born near Woodstock, Vermont on July 28, 1798. He was graduated from Dartmouth College in 1820, studied law, was admitted to the bar and began his practice in Castine in 1825.

Register of Probate for Hancock County 1824-1838, Williams was selectman of Castine 1833-1835, trustee of the school fund in 1834, and member of school committee in 1840. He served in the Maine State Senate 1839-1841 and again was a selectman of Castine in 1843 and 1844.

Elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-ninth and Thirtieth Congresses (March 4, 1845-March 3, 1849), Williams resumed the practice of law and died in Castine on October 23, 1856, with interment in Castine Cemetery.

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