Lyle Williams

Lyle Williams ( born August 23, 1942 in Philippi, West Virginia; † November 7, 2008 in Lordstown, Ohio ) was an American politician of the Republican Party. 3 January 1979 to 3 January 1985, he was a member of the House of Representatives of the United States for the 17th and 19th Congressional District of the State of Ohio.


Williams was born in Philippi, but he soon moved with his parents to Ohio. In North Bloomfield, he attended the schools. Between 1960 and 1968, Williams was a member of the United States Army Reserve. After he retired from the Army, he worked as a hairdresser. His political career began Williams 1970-1972 school committee of Bloomfield. From 1972 to 1976 he was then at the Trumbull County served as Commissioner.

In the elections for the House of Representatives in 1978, he was elected as a candidate of the Republican party in the 19th electoral district of Ohio. This district he represented until 1983, then he moved to his last legislative session, he was not re-elected in 1984, in the 17th district. After retiring from Congress, he worked in the private sector.

Williams last lived in Warren. He was married to Nancy Peterson and had shared with her four children. Williams died on 7 November 2008 of a heart attack in Lordstown, where he was also buried.