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Cartwright, Carol Lohry; Shaffer, Scott; Waller, Randal / City on the Rock River : chapters in Janesville's history
(1998)

14. Notable people,   pp. 249-261


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honor for a woman at that time. In failing health by 1897, she returned to Janesville and died
there in 1898. (Portrait and Biographical Album 1889:736-737; We Were Here [1986):5-8)
Williams, Charles G.
One of Janesville's most prominent nineteenth-century politicians, Charles G. Williams was
born in New York State, where he studied law while working as a teacher. He came to
Janesville in 1856 and worked for David Noggle, eventually taking over much of Noggle's
extensive legal practice. In 1868, Williams was elected to the state senate, where he served
two terms. In 1872, Williams was elected to the U. S. Congress, serving five terms in all. (Rock
River Valley II 1926:184-185)
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