Description

Black and white sketch of Samuel Williams, including biographical narrative.

Transcription

Advocate of railroads

Samuel W. Williams was born 1828 in South Carolina. The family came to Washington. Ark., in 1842.. Moved to farm near where Lonoke now is..

Samuel Wright Williams was admitted to the bar 1851… Appointed attorney-general 1855 by Governor Conway... Member of the military board 1861 that raised and equipped an army and turned it over to Gen. Hardee, representing the Confederate Govt.... Same Williams then recruited the 17th Ark. Infantry.

Samuel W. Williams

Became prosecuting attorney and in 1876 was elected state senator from Pulaski and Perry Counties...Advocate of railroad system of state since 1850 and was long attorney and director for several lines... Supported Gov. Baxter in Brooks-Baxter War 1874.. Served many times as special judge on both circuit and supreme bench.. He died March 14, 1900, at Little Rock.

Physical Description

Document, 11" x 14"

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000379, Image 66

Resource Type

Image

Collection

Walter J. Lemke drawings collection: Biographical Sketches, MS.000379

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Samuel Williams, Walter J. Lemke drawings collection: Biographical Sketches, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

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Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

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