Jeremiah Norman Williams
Jeremiah Norman Williams attended private prep schools in Barbour County and then graduated in 1852 from the University of South Carolina in Columbia. He studied law in Montgomery and Tuskegee. He was admitted as a solicitor in 1855 and then began in Clayton (Alabama ) to practice. After the outbreak of the American Civil War he enlisted in the Confederate Army, was Captain of the Guards Clayton and later major in the 1st Regiment, Alabama Infantry.
Williams also pursued a political career. He was born in 1872 a member of the House of Representatives from Alabama, but it was not permitted him to take his seat. Then he was elected to the 44th Congress and re-elected in the following 45 U.S. Congress. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives from March 4, 1875 to March 3, 1879. During this time, he had presided over the Committee on Expenditures in the Post Ministry ( 45th Congress ).
Later he worked 1893-1899 as Chancellor of the 3rd Division. Then he went back his activity after as a lawyer in Clayton. It also adopted in 1901 at the Constitutional Convention of Alabama in part. He died in 1915 in Clayton (Alabama ) and was buried at the city cemetery.