WILLIAMS, Elihu Stephen, (1835 - 1903)


``The U.S. House of Representatives - Portraits of Congressmen'' (detail), Once a Week newspaper, 1891, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

WILLIAMS, Elihu Stephen, a Representative from Ohio; born in New Carlisle, Clark County, Ohio, January 24, 1835; educated in the common schools and attended Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio, two years; studied law in Dayton, Ohio, and was admitted to the bar in 1861; during the Civil War enlisted as a private in the Seventy-first Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, in October 1861; commissioned first lieutenant February 14, 1862; promoted to captain February 10, 1863; detailed to the command of the military post at Carthage, Smith County, Tenn., in September 1863 and remained there until the close of the war; attorney general of the sixth judicial district of Tennessee from April 1865 to 1867; member of the Tennessee house of representatives 1867-1869; moved to Troy, Miami County, Ohio, in January 1875; elected as a Republican to the Fiftieth and Fifty-first Congresses (March 4, 1887-March 3, 1891); editor of the Buckeye; died in Troy, Ohio, December 1, 1903; interment in Riverside Cemetery.