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Home of John J. Williams

"Conscience of the Senate"

 
 
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By Mike Stroud, October 13, 2010
1. Home of John J. Williams Marker
Inscription. Born May 17, 1904, John J, Williams was a native and lifelong resident of Sussex County, 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.
 
Erected 2007 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number SC-212.)
 
Location. 38° 35.52′ N, 75° 17.52′ W. Marker is in Millsboro, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is at the intersection
Delaware Senator John J. Williams image. Click for full size.
Official congressional portrait
2. Delaware Senator John J. Williams
of West State Street and Washington Street (Delaware Route 30), on the right when traveling west on West State Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Millsboro DE 19966, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Ableman Homestead (within shouting distance of this marker); Saint Mark's Episcopal Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grace United Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Indian River Hundred (approx. 0.2 miles away); Town of Millsboro (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dickerson Chapel A.M.E. Church (approx. 1.7 miles away); Godwin's School - District #190 (approx. 3 miles away); Hickory Hill Methodist Church (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Millsboro.
 
Also see . . .  John James "Whispering Willie" Williams , Wikipedia entry. businessman and politician from Millsboro, in Sussex County, Delaware. He was a member of the Republican Party, who served four terms as U.S. Senator from Delaware. (Submitted on November 14, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
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Home of John J. Williams, seen today image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 13, 2010
3. Home of John J. Williams, seen today
Home of John J. Williams Marker, at the intersection West State Street and Washington Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 13, 2010
4. Home of John J. Williams Marker, at the intersection West State Street and Washington Street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 14, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 398 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 15, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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