Home of John J. Williams

Home of John J. Williams (HMPDU)

Location: Millsboro, DE 19966 Sussex County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 35.52', W 75° 17.52'

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"Conscience of the Senate"

Born May 17, 1904, John J, Williams wasa native and lifelong resident of SussexCounty, Delaware. After completing his education in local public schools, he established the Millsboro Feed Company with his brother in 1922. Rapid growth of the poultry industry resulted in the success of this enterprise and subsequent expansion of his business interests. A Republican, Williams was first elected to the United States Senate in 1946. He soon rose to prominence with his exposure of widespread fraud in the Bureau of Internal Revenue. During his distinguished career in the Senate his efforts to eliminate waste and corruption and his reputation for integrity earned him the praise of his peers and the gratitude of the citizens that he served so well. Following retirement in 1971, he continued to reside here until his death on January 11, 1988. In 1990, the home which he and his wife Elsie had constructed in 1927 was conveyed to Delaware Technical and Community College following her death.
Marker NumberSC-212
Year Placed2007
Placed ByDelaware Public Archives
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Date Added Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 12:15am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 474570 N 4271542
Decimal Degrees38.59200000, -75.29200000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 35.52', W 75° 17.52'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 35' 31.20" N, 75° 17' 31.20" W
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Area Code(s)302
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 104 W State St, Millsboro DE 19966, US
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