John Williams (March 14, 1731 – October 10, 1799) was a signer of the United States' Articles of Confederation. He was one of the founders of the University of North Carolina. During the American Revolutionary War, Williams was a colonel in the North Carolina militia. In 1777 and 1778, he was a member of the North Carolina House of Commons and served as Speaker of the House. Williams was a member of the Continental Congress in 1778 and 1779. He served as a superior court judge both during the colonial era and after the new state of North Carolina was established in 1776. Sitting alongside other superior court judges as part of a Court of Conference (forerunner to the North Carolina Supreme Court), Williams heard the landmark case, Bayard v. Singleton, which announced the principle of judic

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  • John Williams (March 14, 1731 – October 10, 1799) was a signer of the United States' Articles of Confederation. He was one of the founders of the University of North Carolina. During the American Revolutionary War, Williams was a colonel in the North Carolina militia. In 1777 and 1778, he was a member of the North Carolina House of Commons and served as Speaker of the House. Williams was a member of the Continental Congress in 1778 and 1779. He served as a superior court judge both during the colonial era and after the new state of North Carolina was established in 1776. Sitting alongside other superior court judges as part of a Court of Conference (forerunner to the North Carolina Supreme Court), Williams heard the landmark case, Bayard v. Singleton, which announced the principle of judicial review on the state level before Marbury v. Madison did so on the federal level. The town of Williamsboro, North Carolina, for which he donated the land, is named for Williams. Williams was a first cousin and law partner of Judge Richard Henderson. (en)
  • John Williams (* 14. März 1731 im Hanover County, Virginia; † 10. Oktober 1799 in Montpelier, North Carolina) war ein US-amerikanischer Politiker und ein Unterzeichner der Konföderationsartikel. Er gründete die Stadt Williamsboro in North Carolina auf dem von ihm zur Verfügung gestellten Land. Ferner war er einer der Mitbegründer der University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Williams zog 1745 nach North Carolina. Dort entschied er sich später eine politische Laufbahn einzuschlagen. Er gehörte 1775 als Delegierter dem Provinzkongress von North Carolina an. Dann war er von 1777 bis 1778 Mitglied des Repräsentantenhauses von North Carolina und von 1778 bis 1779 Delegierter im Kontinentalkongress für North Carolina. Anschließend war er von 1779 bis zu seinem Tod 1799 beisitzender Richter am North Carolina State Supreme Court. Nach seinem Tod wurde er auf dem Familienfriedhof in Montpelier beigesetzt. (de)
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  • American lawyer, politician, judge; member of Continental Congress; signer of Articles of Confederation (en)
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  • John Williams (March 14, 1731 – October 10, 1799) was a signer of the United States' Articles of Confederation. He was one of the founders of the University of North Carolina. During the American Revolutionary War, Williams was a colonel in the North Carolina militia. In 1777 and 1778, he was a member of the North Carolina House of Commons and served as Speaker of the House. Williams was a member of the Continental Congress in 1778 and 1779. He served as a superior court judge both during the colonial era and after the new state of North Carolina was established in 1776. Sitting alongside other superior court judges as part of a Court of Conference (forerunner to the North Carolina Supreme Court), Williams heard the landmark case, Bayard v. Singleton, which announced the principle of judic (en)
  • John Williams (* 14. März 1731 im Hanover County, Virginia; † 10. Oktober 1799 in Montpelier, North Carolina) war ein US-amerikanischer Politiker und ein Unterzeichner der Konföderationsartikel. Er gründete die Stadt Williamsboro in North Carolina auf dem von ihm zur Verfügung gestellten Land. Ferner war er einer der Mitbegründer der University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (de)
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