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Nathan Williams (politician)

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Nathan Williams (December 19, 1773 – September 25, 1835) was a United States representative from New York and the first lawyer to permanently establish a law practice in Utica. During the War of 1812 Williams volunteered for service and became a major in a company of militia at Sackett's Harbor. Biography Born in Williamstown, Massachusetts, on December 19, 1773, he attended the common schools in Bennington, Vermont. After his parents property was "lost in the vicissitudes of the revolution" He moved with them to Troy, New York in 1786, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1795, and commenced practice in Utica. He was the first lawyer to permanently establish a law practice in Utica. At the first term of the Common Pleas, which took place in 1798 in Oneida County, Williams was admitted to practice in the court, having been already admitted to the bar in Herkimer County. That same year he was admitted to the courts of Chenango County and was appointed district attorney of
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