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John Williams (January 29, 1778 – August 10, 1837) was an American lawyer, soldier, and statesman from Knoxville, Tennessee.


Born in Surry County, North Carolina (present-day Forsyth County), he represented Tennessee in the United States Senate from 1815 to 1823. He was chargé d'affaires to the Central American Federation, 1825-26, and a member of the Tennessee Senate, 1827-28.

Williams is the brother of Lewis Williams and Robert Williams, both congressman from North Carolina; and cousin of U.S. Rep. Marmaduke Williams.

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United States Senate
Preceded by
Jesse Wharton
United States Senator (Class 2) from Tennessee
Served alongside: George W. Campbell, John Eaton,
Succeeded by
Andrew Jackson
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
United States Chargé d'Affaires, Guatemala
May 3, 1826–December 1, 1826
Succeeded by
Charles G. DeWitt


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