Clyde Williams (politician)

Clyde Williams ( * October 13, 1873 at Grub Ville, Jefferson County, Missouri, † November 12, 1954 in St. Louis, Missouri ) was an American politician. Between 1929 and 1943 he represented two times the state of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Clyde Williams attended the public schools of his home, the De Soto High School and the State Normal School in Cape Girardeau. After a subsequent law studies at the University of Missouri in Columbia and his 1901 was admitted to the bar he began in De Soto to work in this profession. Between 1902 and 1908 Williams served as a prosecutor in Jefferson County. Politically, he was a member of the Democratic Party. In the congressional elections of 1926, he was in the 13th electoral district of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Charles Edward Kiefner on March 4, 1927. Since he has not been confirmed in 1928, he was initially able to do only one term in Congress until March 3, 1929. He then practiced as a lawyer again.

In the elections of 1930, Williams was re-elected in the 13th district of his state in Congress, where he Kiefner replaced again on March 3, 1931. After five re- elections, he could spend up to January 3, 1943 six further terms in the U.S. House of Representatives. Since 1933, he represented there as a follower of William L. Nelson the eighth district of Missouri. During his time in Congress, 1933-1941, many of the New Deal legislation of the Federal Government there were passed under President Franklin D. Roosevelt. In 1933, the 20th and the 21st Amendment to the Constitution ratified. Since 1941 the work of the Congress of the events of the Second World War was marked.

In 1942, Williams was defeated by Republican William P. Elmer. Between 1943 and 1945 he worked as a lawyer for the Reconstruction Finance Corporation in the federal capital, Washington. Williams was also president of the company Jefferson Trust Co. and Bank of Hillsboro. He died on November 12, 1954 in St. Louis.