Seward H. Williams

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Seward H. Williams
File:Seward H. Williams 1910.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 14th district
In office
March 4, 1915 – March 4, 1917
Preceded by William Graves Sharp
Succeeded by Elsworth R. Bathrick
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the Lorain County district
In office
January 2, 1911 – January 3, 1915
Serving with Earl N. Gibbs
Preceded by Earl N. Gibbs
Succeeded by Anthony Niedling
Personal details
Born (1870-11-07)November 7, 1870
Amsterdam, New York
Died September 2, 1922(1922-09-02) (aged 51)
Lorain, Ohio
Resting place Elmwood Cemetery
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Sarah Jennette Reynolds
Children two
Alma mater Williams College
Princeton University
Washington and Lee University School of Law
Signature Seward H. Williams's signature

Seward Henry Williams (November 7, 1870 – September 2, 1922) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Born in Amsterdam, New York, Williams attended the common schools, the Amsterdam Academy, Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, and Princeton College. He was graduated in law from Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia, in 1895. He was admitted to the bar in 1895 and commenced practice the same year. City solicitor of Lorain, Ohio from 1901 to 1904. He served as member of the State house of representatives 1910-1913.

Williams was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1915 – March 3, 1917). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1916 to the Sixty-fifth Congress. He resumed the practice of law. He died in Lorain, Ohio, September 2, 1922. He was interred in Elmwood Cemetery.

Williams married Sarah Jennette Reynolds of Lorain at Cleveland, Ohio on September 29, 1897. They had two children.[1]

Williams was a Knights Templar Mason and a member of the Knights of Pythias.[1]


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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
William G. Sharp
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 14th congressional district

Succeeded by
Elsworth R. Bathrick

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