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By beating one of Mississippi's leading race-baiters James K. After studying at five different universities (including two in Europe) he received his law degree from the University of Virginia in 1876. John Sharp Williams (July 30 1854 – September 27 1932) was a prominent American politician in the Democratic Party from the 1890s through the 1920s and served as the Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives from 1903 to 1908.

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By beating one of Mississippi's leading race-baiters James K. Senator Williams once claimed on the floor of the Senate (and it was duly entered in the Congressional Record) that no nation in proportion to its size had contributed more to the development of the United States than had the Welsh. After retiring from the Senate in 1923 Williams returned to his family plantation where he spent the last decade of his life.