Christopher Harris Williams U.S. Congressperson

Christopher Harris "Kit" Williams was an American politician who represented Tennessee's thirteenth and eleventh districts in the United States House of Representatives. He was born near Hillsborough, North Carolina on December 18, 1798. He pursued an academic course and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He studied law, was admitted to the bar about 1820, and practiced law. He was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-fifth, Twenty-sixth, and Twenty-seventh Congresses by Tennessee's thirteenth district. He served from March 4, 1837 to March 3, 1843. He was an unsuccessful candidate for re-election in 1842 to the Twenty-eighth Congress. After the number of districts held by Tennessee had been reduced, he was elected by Tennessee's eleventh district to the Thirty-first and Thirty-second Congresses. He served from March 4, 1849 to March 3, 1853. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1852. He resumed the practice of law in Lexington, Tennessee and died there on November 27, 1857. He was interred in Lexington Cemetery.

Personal details

Date of birth
December 18th, 1798
Place of birth
Date of death
November 27th, 1857 at age of 58
Place of death


1. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Colleges/University

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (also known as UNC, UNC-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, or simply Carolina) is a public research university located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States. First enrolling students in 1795, it is one of several schools to claim the title of the oldest public university in the United States. In recent years, the university has been among the highest ranked public universities in the United States.

Type Liberal arts college
2012. 2.16 bil. $
2010. 1.96 bil. $
2007. 45 mil. $
2005. 19.6 mil. $
Institution colors
December 11th, 1789
103 South Building, 27599 - Chapel Hill, North Carolina
2013. 18,370
2010. 18,579
2009. 17,905
2008. 17,628
2013. 10,757
2011. 8,190
2010. 10,811
2010. 10,811
2008. 8,177
Acceptance rate
2012. 27.6 %
2011. 31.3 %
2010. 34.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 8.34 K $
2011. 7.01 K $
2010. 6.67 K $
2009. 5.63 K $
2008. 5.4 K $
Official web page
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill connected by profession and/or age

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Political engagements

Whig Party

Geographic scope

United States of America


Economic liberalism
Social conservatism


Wikipedia article

The Whig Party was a political party active in the middle of the 19th century in the United States of America. Four Presidents of the United States were members of the Whig Party. Considered integral to the Second Party System and operating from the early 1830s to the mid-1850s, the party was formed in opposition to the policies of President Andrew Jackson and his Democratic Party. In particular, the Whigs supported the supremacy of Congress over the Presidency and favored a program of modernization and economic protectionism. This name was chosen to echo the American Whigs of 1776, who fought for independence, and because "Whig" was then a widely recognized label of choice for people who identified as opposing tyranny. The Whig Party counted among its members such national political luminaries as Daniel Webster, William Henry Harrison, and their preeminent leader, Henry Clay of Kentucky. In addition to Harrison, the Whig Party also nominated war hero generals Zachary Taylor and Winfield Scott. In its two decades of existence, the Whig Party had two of its candidates, William Henry Harrison and Zachary Taylor, elected President. Both died in office.

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