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Judge W. H. Williams, attorney at law, was born at Princeton, Gibson Co., Ind., April 15, 1847, the son of Eli A. and Margaret M. (Hortin) Williams, natives respectively of North

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and South Carolina. The father, an early settler of southern Indiana, lived in Gibson County until his death in 1882, in his seventy-second year. Our subject was reared and educated in his native county, and enlisted in Company F, Thirty-third Indiana Volunteer Infantry, serving as private four years. 1n 1866 he came to Benton and studied law with Hon. Samuel E. Flannigan. In April, 1867, he was admitted to the bar, and practiced a number of years as city attorney. In 1879 he was elected county judge, and re-elected in 1882, which term expired in 1886. Judge Williams has always been a stanch Republican, and was elected to office on that ticket in a Democratic county of 300 majority. He was a member of the National convention in Chicago. In 1880, voting thirty-six times for Gen. U. S. Grant, and of the State conventions of 1880, 1884 and 1886. December 14, 1869, he married Maggie Akin, of Benton. They have two sons and one daughter. He is a member of the I. 0. 0. F., and one of the first legal gentlemen of the county.