Frank Williams Chaves County, New Mexico

The name of Frank Williams is enduringly inscribed on the pages of New Mexico's history in connection with the records of her jurisprudence. His professional record and his official record are alike commendable, for in both relations he has been true to the trusts reposed in him, and has shown himself worthy of public regard. He is a native son of Tennessee, and in its schools he received his educational training, being a graduate of Cumberland University in the class of 1875. On the 20th of January, 1875, he was admitted to the bar in Tennessee, there remaining in practice for a few years. He then went to Texas, taking up his abode in Maynard County, where he followed his chosen profession for four years.

On the 10th of November, 1889, Mr. Williams arrived in New Mexico, locating at once in Roswell, then in Lincoln County, but in 1890 Chaves County was organized, and Mr. Williams was elected its probate judge, continuing in that position for four years, from 1890 to 1894. In 1896 he was re-elected to that position, his term expiring in 1900, when he resumed the general practice of law, making a specialty of land matters.

He is a member of the Chaves County Bar Association, and is accorded a prominent position at the New Mexico bar.

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Source: History of New Mexico, Its Resources and People, Volume II, Pacific States Publishing Co., 1907.

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