Thomas Wheeler Williams

Thomas Wheeler Williams ( born September 28, 1789 in Stonington, Connecticut, † December 31 1874 in New London, Connecticut ) was an American politician. Between 1839 and 1843 he represented the third electoral district of the state of Connecticut in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Thomas Williams attended the public schools of his home and then worked for some time as a clerk in New York City. After that, he worked for about eight years in geschäftlichem order in Norway, Sweden and Russia go. He worked in the shipping goods. In 1818 he settled in New London, where he participated in the whaling business.

Williams was a member of the Whig party. In the congressional elections of 1838, he was in the third district of Connecticut in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he succeeded the Democrat Thomas T. Whittlesey on March 4, 1839. After a re-election in 1840, Williams was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1843 two legislative sessions. He was chairman of the Committee on Mileage. During his time in Congress was discussed there about a possible annexation since 1836 the independent Republic of Mexico Texas. This debate ended later with the outbreak of the Mexican - American War.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Williams was 1846-1847 deputy in the House of Representatives from Connecticut. In 1847 he became president of a railroad company for many years. Thomas Williams died on 31 December 1874 in New London.