|United States Senator|
March 4, 1837 – February 15, 1843
|Preceded by||Judah Dana|
|Succeeded by||John Fairfield|
June 2, 1783|
July 25, 1862 79) (aged|
|Resting place||Augusta, Maine|
He was a member of the Maine Legislature from 1812 to 1829 and again in 1832 and 1848. He was commissioner of public buildings in 1831. He served as a presidential elector on the Democratic ticket in 1836.
While in the Senate he served as chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Naval Affairs.
He was also the manager of the Kennebec & Portland Railroad for 12 years. He died in Augusta, aged 79, and was interred in his family's cemetery on the banks of the Kennebec River in Augusta.
His son, Joseph H. Williams, also a politician, was elected Governor of Maine. A daughter, Jane E. Williams, married Unitarian minister and author Sylvester Judd on August 31, 1841; they had three children.
- Poor, John A. Memoir of Hon. Reuel Williams, Prepared for the Maine Historical Society. Cambridge, Mass.: Priv. print. H.O. Houghton and Company, 1864. googlebooks Retrieved May 3, 2008
- United States Congress. "Reuel Williams (id: W000532)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
|United States Senate|
| U.S. Senator (Class 1) from Maine
Served alongside: John Ruggles, George Evans
| Succeeded by|