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John R. Williams

Born: May 4, 1782

Death: Oct 20, 1854

Birthplace: Detroit

Nationality: United States

John R. Williams

Date of Birth : May 4, 1782
Date of Death : Oct 20, 1854
Birth Place : Detroit

John R. Williams was an American soldier, merchant, and politician who is most well known for serving as the first mayor of Detroit, Michigan. In total, he served as Detroit's mayor for five other terms. He also was a brigadier general in the United States Army during the Black Hawk War.

Also known as


  • John Williams
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