Jared Warner Williams
United States Senator
from New Hampshire
In office
November 29, 1853 – August 4, 1854
Appointed byNoah Martin
Preceded byCharles G. Atherton
Succeeded byJohn P. Hale
21st Governor of New Hampshire
In office
June 3, 1847 – June 7, 1849
Preceded byAnthony Colby
Succeeded bySamuel Dinsmoor, Jr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New Hampshire's At-large district (Seat 3)
In office
March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1841
Preceded byFranklin Pierce
Succeeded byJohn Randall Reding
Member of the New Hampshire Senate
In office
Member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Born(1796-12-22)December 22, 1796
West Woodstock, Connecticut
DiedSeptember 29, 1864(1864-09-29) (aged 67)
Lancaster, New Hampshire
Political partyDemocratic
ProfessionPolitician, Lawyer

Jared Warner Williams (December 22, 1796 – September 29, 1864) was an American lawyer and politician from Lancaster, New Hampshire, who was a U.S. representative, the 21st governor of New Hampshire 1847 to 1849 and a United States senator.


Williams was born in West Woodstock, Connecticut on December 22, 1796. He graduated from Brown University in 1818, studied at the Litchfield Law School, and became an attorney in Lancaster, New Hampshire.

A Democrat, he sat in the New Hampshire House of Representatives from 1830 to 1831, the New Hampshire State Senate from 1832 to 1834 and the New Hampshire House again from 1835 to 1836.

In 1836, he won election to the U.S. House of Representatives and he sat two terms, March 4, 1837, to March 3, 1841. In 1847, he was elected governor and served two one-year terms, June 3, 1847, to June 7, 1849.

After leaving the governorship, Williams was appointed Coos County Judge of Probate, a position he held until 1852. In 1853, he was appointed to the U.S. Senate, temporarily filling the vacancy caused by Charles G. Atherton's death, and he served from November 29, 1853 to August 4, 1854.

Williams died in Lancaster on September 29, 1864, and is buried in the Summer Street Cemetery there.