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Thomas Hickman Williams (January 20, 1801 - May 3, 1851) was a United States Senator from Mississippimarker. Born in Williamson County, Tennesseemarker, he attended the common schools, moved to Mississippi and settled in Pontotoc Countymarker, and engaged in planting. He was appointed and subsequently elected as a Democrat to the U.S. Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of James F. Trotter and served from November 12, 1838, to March 3, 1839. After his time in the Senate he was secretary and treasurer of the University of Mississippimarker at Oxfordmarker from 1845 to 1851m and was known as "Father of the State University," being the first to propose it and also aiding to secure it.

Williams died on his plantation south of Pontotoc in 1851; interment was in the private cemetery on the family estate.


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