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RICHARD WILLIAMS


 

Sessions

Session Position District Party
1871 Republican
1872 Republican
 Counties   Luzerne

Biography

02/22/1815 - 01/30/1883

WILLIAMS, Richard, a Representative from Luzerne County; born, February 22, 1815 in Llandybie, Carmarthenshire, Wales; coal miner; president, State Labor Union; chairman, Board of Arbitration, State Labor Union; elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1871 and 1872 terms; not a candidate for reelection to the House for the 1873 term; unsuccessful campaign as a Greenback- Labor Party candidate, United States Congress (1878); justice of the peace, Banks Township (1881-1883); died, January 30, 1883 in Audenried, Carbon County, Pennsylvania; interred, Vine Street Cemetery, Hazelton, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.