• Born date: 1854-07-30
  • Born in: Memphis, Tennessee
  • Death date: 1932-09-27
  • Death in: Yazoo City, Mississippi
John Sharp Williams

John Sharp Williams (July 30, 1854 – September 27, 1932) was a prominent American politician in the Democratic Party from the 1890s through the 1920s, and served as the Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives from 1903 to 1908.Williams was born in Memphis, Tennessee, but raised in Yazoo County, Mississippi, after he was orphaned during the American Civil War.