Elihu S. Williams

Elihu Stephen Williams ( born January 24, 1835 in New Carlisle, Clark County, Ohio; † December 1, 1903 in Troy, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1887 and 1891 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Elihu Williams attended the public schools of his home and then for two years, the Antioch College in Yellow Springs. After a subsequent law degree in 1861 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he began to work in this profession. Since October 1861, he participated as a soldier in the army of the Union part in the civil war. He brought it up to the captain. Since September 1863, he was commander of the occupation forces in Carthage (Tennessee). He stayed after the war, first in Tennessee and served 1865-1867 as District Attorney in the local sixth judicial district. Between 1867 and 1869 he was a member of the Republican Party MP in the House of Representatives from Tennessee. He also worked as an attorney and in agriculture. In 1875 he moved to Troy, Ohio, where he practiced as a lawyer and a local newspaper published.

In the congressional elections of 1886, Williams was the third electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he succeeded the Democrat James E. Campbell on March 4, 1887. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1891 two legislative sessions. After his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Williams again worked as a lawyer. He died on 1 December 1903 in Troy, where he was also buried.