Marmaduke Williams

Marmaduke Williams ( * April 6, 1774 in Caswell County, North Carolina, † October 29, 1850 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama) was an American politician. Between 1803 and 1809 he represented the state of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Marmaduke Williams was a cousin of U.S. Senator John Williams (1778-1837) from Tennessee and Lewis Williams (1782-1842) and Robert Williams (1773-1836), who were both Congressman for North Carolina. He graduated from the schools of his home. After a subsequent study of law and qualifying as a lawyer, he began to work in this profession. Politically, Williams joined, founded by Thomas Jefferson Democratic- Republican Party. In 1802 he was elected to the Senate from North Carolina.

In the congressional elections of 1802 he was in the ninth constituency of North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of John Stanly on March 4, 1803. After two re- election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1809 three legislative periods. In this time of 1803 by President Jefferson incurred Louisiana Purchase, by which the territory of the United States has been considerably enlarged fell. In 1804, the Twelfth Amendment to the Constitution was ratified.

1808 Williams waived on a bid again. In 1810 he moved to the Mississippi Territory. Two years later he came to Huntsville in Alabama. Since 1818, he lived in Tuscaloosa. In his new homeland Williams remained politically active. In 1819 he was a delegate at a meeting to revise the State Constitution. In the same year, he ran unsuccessfully for the governorship. Between 1821 and 1839 he was a delegate in the House of Representatives from Alabama. He was also a 1832-1842 District Court judge in Tuscaloosa County. Marmaduke William died on 29 October 1850 in Tuscaloosa, where he was also buried.