Person:William Williams (366)

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William Grymes Williams
 
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Name William Grymes Williams
Gender Male
Birth[1] 08 NOV 1829 Orange Court House, VA
Other? University of VAFact
Other? William & MaryFact

Mr. Williams was born in Orange Court House on November 8, 1829. After attending the University of Virginia, he studied law at William and Mary College under Judge Scarborough; after his graduation, he was admitted to the bar and engaged in the practice of his profession in Orange for many years. He always enjoyed an enviable reputation and for 12 years, he held the office of County Judge. He represented Orange in the House of Delegates from December 1, 1897 to March 6, 1898, and from December 6, 1899 to March 7, 1900. During the reconstruction days (1865-70), Mr. Williams was chosen County Judge by the State Legislature, holding his first term April 1870, at which time, he appointed his brother, Lewis Boutwell Williams, Commonwealth Attorney, and another brother, John Green Williams, Clerk of the Court. He held the office of County Judge for 12 years, when he resigned and was succeeded by William R. Tailaferro. He was a vestryman of St. Thomas' Church, Orange Court House, 1867-188_, and a Past Master of the Masonic Order.

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  1. John W. Hansborough. History and Genealogy of the Hansborough - Hansbrough Family. (Name: Name: 1981, John W. Hansborough;;)
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    Mr. Williams was born in Orange Court House on November 8, 1829. After attending the University of Virginia, he studied law at William and Mary College under Judge Scarborough; after his graduation , he was admitted to the bar and engaged in the practice of his profession in Orange for many years. He always enjoyed an enviable reputation and for 12 years, he held the office of County Judge. He r epresented Orange in the House of Delegates from December 1, 1897 to March 6, 1898, and from December 6, 1899 to March 7, 1900. During the reconstruction days (1865-70), Mr. Williams was chosen County Judge by the State Legislature, holding his first term April 1870, at which time, he appointed his brother, Lewis Boutwell Wil liams, Commonwealth Attorney, and another brother, John Green Williams, Clerk of the Court. He held the office of County Judge for 12 years, when he resigned and was succeeded by William R. Tailaferro . He was a vestryman of St. Thomas' Church, Orange Court House, 1867-188_, and a Past Master of the Masonic Order.