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About Edward Porter Williams
Edward Porter Williams (May 10, 1843 – May 4, 1903) was an American businessman who co-founded the Sherwin-Williams Company with Henry Sherwin. Williams was Executive Vice President and a member of the Board of Directors of the company at the time of his death.
Edward and his brother Charles joined the Army in 1864. They were assigned to Company B, 85th Ohio Volunteers and held a short term assignment at Camp Chase guarding Confederate prisoners. Though their enlistment had ended, they were then shipped down The Mississippi River to participate in the Battle of Vicksburg. Later he mustered out at Columbus, Ohio.