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Williams, James Douglas 1808- 1880 (search)
Williams, James Douglas 1808-1880 Legislator; born in Pickaway county, O., Jan. 16, 1808; received a common school education; and became a farmer in Indiana; served many years in the State legislature as Representative and Senator; was elected to Congress in 1874; and governor of Indiana in 1876. He was widely known by the nickname of Blue jeans. He died in Indianapolis, Ind., Nov. 20, 1880.