Joseph Williams Chalmers (1806 - 1853)

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Birthplace: Halifax County, Virginia
Death: Died in Holly Springs, Mississippi
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About Joseph Williams Chalmers

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Joseph Williams Chalmers (December 20, 1806 – June 16, 1853) was a United States Senator from Mississippi. Born in Halifax County, Virginia, he studied law in the University of Virginia at Charlottesville, and in Richmond. He was admitted to the bar and practiced.

He moved with his family to Jackson, Tennessee in 1835 and to Holly Springs, Mississippi in 1839, practicing law in both places and following the development of the cotton industry in the Deep South.

Chalmers was appointed as vice chancellor of the northern Mississippi district in 1842 and 1843. He was appointed to and subsequently elected by the Mississippi legislature as a Democrat to the U.S. Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Robert J. Walker, serving from November 3, 1845, to March 4, 1847. While in the Senate, Williams was chairman of the Committee on Engrossed Bills (29th United States Congress).

Williams engaged in the practice of law in Holly Springs until his death in 1853; interment was in Hill Crest Cemetery.

His son James Ronald Chalmers was first elected in 1876 as a U.S. Representative from Mississippi, serving from 1877 to 1884.

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Joseph Chalmers, US Senator's Timeline

1806
1806
Halifax County, Virginia
1831
January 11, 1831
Age 25
Halifax County, Virginia
1834
1834
Age 28
1853
1853
Age 47
Holly Springs, Mississippi
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