WILLIAMS, Guinn, (1871 - 1948)


WILLIAMS, Guinn, a Representative from Texas; born near Beuela, Calhoun County, Miss., April 22, 1871; moved with his parents to Texas and settled in Decatur, Wise County, in 1876; attended the public schools; graduated from the commercial branch of Transylvania College, Lexington, Ky., 1890; engaged in the livestock business, agricultural pursuits, and banking; county clerk of Wise County, Tex., 1898-1902; member of the State senate, 1920-1922; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Lucian W. Parrish; reelected to the Sixty-eighth and to the four succeeding Congresses (May 22, 1922-March 3, 1933); chair, Committee on Territories (Seventy-second Congress); was not a candidate for renomination to the Seventy-third Congress in 1932; manager of the Regional Agricultural Credit Corporation in San Angelo, Tex., 1933; died on January 9, 1948, in San Angelo, Tex.; interment in Decatur Cemetery, Decatur, Tex.