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George H. Williams, (1823 – 1910)

Born in New Lebanon, Columbia County, N.Y. on March 26, 1823. Upon completing preparatory studies he studied law and began his practice at Fort Madison in the Iowa Territory. He was elected Judge of the First Judicial District of Iowa, then a presidential elector on the Democratic ticket in 1852. The next year Williams was appointed Chief Justice of the Oregon Territory by President Pierce and was involved in Oregon’s constitution convention leading to statehood.

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