To install click the Add extension button. That's it.

The source code for the WIKI 2 extension is being checked by specialists of the Mozilla Foundation, Google, and Apple. You could also do it yourself at any point in time.

Kelly Slayton
Congratulations on this excellent venture… what a great idea!
Alexander Grigorievskiy
I use WIKI 2 every day and almost forgot how the original Wikipedia looks like.
Live Statistics
English Articles
Improved in 24 Hours
Added in 24 Hours
Show all languages
What we do. Every page goes through several hundred of perfecting techniques; in live mode. Quite the same Wikipedia. Just better.

George F. Williams

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

George Fred Williams
George Fred Williams.jpg
5th United States Minister to Montenegro
In office
May 10, 1914 – September 28, 1914
PresidentWoodrow Wilson
Preceded byJacob Gould Schurman
Succeeded byGarrett Droppers
United States Minister to Greece
In office
February 2, 1914 – September 28, 1914
PresidentWoodrow Wilson
Preceded byJacob Gould Schurman
Succeeded byGarrett Droppers
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 9th district
In office
March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1893
Preceded byJohn W. Candler
Succeeded byJoseph H. O'Neil
Personal details
BornJuly 10, 1852
Dedham, Massachusetts
DiedJuly 11, 1932 (aged 80)
Brookline, Massachusetts
Political partyRepublican (until 1884)
EducationDartmouth College
Boston University

George Fred Williams (July 10, 1852 – July 11, 1932) was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts and Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to both Greece and Montenegro.

Early life and career

Born in Dedham, Massachusetts, Williams attended private schools, graduated from the Dedham High School in 1868, and from Dartmouth College in 1872. His parents were Captain and Henrietta (née Rice Williams.[1] His mother was a Sunday School teacher at the Allin Congregational Church.[1] He studied at the Universities of Heidelberg and Berlin. He also studied law at Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts.

He taught school in West Brewster, Massachusetts in 1872 and 1873. He was also a reporter for the Boston Globe. He was admitted to the bar in 1875 and practiced in Boston. He edited Williams' Citations of Massachusetts Cases in 1878 and volumes 10 to 17 of the Annual Digest of the United States 1880 to 1887.

Public life

Initially a Republican, Williams bolted the party in the Mugwump revolt of 1884, and eventually joined the Democratic Party. He served as member of the Dedham School Committee before being elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1890. Williams was elected to the Fifty-second Congress (March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1893) but lost a bid for reelection in 1892 to the Fifty-third Congress.

He resumed the practice of law in Boston, Massachusetts and was an unsuccessful Democratic nominee for governor in 1895, 1896, and 1897. He served as delegate to several state Democratic conventions and to the Democratic National Conventions in 1896, 1900, 1904 and 1908. In the 1896 convention, he bucked the state party establishment by abandoning the gold plank supported by the rest of the delegation, and supported William Jennings Bryan for president. This action did tremendous damage to his future elective prospects within the party.

Williams was appointed Minister to Greece and Montenegro by President Woodrow Wilson, serving in 1914. He resigned this position after a visit to Albania witnessing the tragic Albanian civilians being murdered and left to die of hunger by the current greek regime.[2]

Later life

He resumed the practice of law until his retirement in 1930 and died in Brookline, near Boston, July 11, 1932. He was interred in Dedham's Old Village Cemetery.


  1. ^ a b Clarke 1903, p. 17.
  2. ^ "Williams vs William". The Independent. Jul 6, 1914. Retrieved July 28, 2012.

Works cited


External links

Party political offices
Preceded by Democratic nominee for Governor of Massachusetts
1895, 1896, 1897
Succeeded by
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 9th congressional district

March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1893
Succeeded by
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by United States Minister to Greece
Succeeded by
Preceded by United States Minister to Montenegro
Succeeded by

Public Domain This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website

This page was last edited on 8 July 2022, at 13:14
Basis of this page is in Wikipedia. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported License. Non-text media are available under their specified licenses. Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. WIKI 2 is an independent company and has no affiliation with Wikimedia Foundation.