1829 – Charles Grandison Williams Born

On this date Charles Grandison Williams was born in Royalton, New York. In 1856 Williams moved to Janesville, Wisconsin where he practiced law.  Williams served in the Wisconsin State Senate from 1869 to 1872 and was twice chosen as Senate President Pro Tempore.  He was elected to Congress as a Republican and served from March 4, 1873 to March 3, 1883. He was chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs (Forty-seventh Congress). Williams died in Watertown, Codington County, South Dakota on March 30, 1892. [Source: ]