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Jonathan Williams (May 20, 1751 – May 16, 1815), American businessman, military figure, politician and writer.

Williams was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He was a grandnephew of Benjamin Franklin. He became Chief of Engineers of theArmy Corps of Engineers, was the first superintendent of West Point, and was elected to the Fourteenth United States Congress.

Williams spent most of the period from 1770 to 1785 in England and France, where he assisted Franklin with business affairs and served as a commercial agent in Nantes. He joined the American Philosophical Society in 1788 and published articles on scientific subjects.

President John Adams appointed Williams a major in the Corps of Artillerists and Engineers in February 1801 and President Thomas Jefferson made him the Army's Inspector of Fortifications and assigned him to serve as the first superintendent of West Point in December 1801. The following year Jefferson appointed him to concurrently command the separate Corps of Engineers established by Congress on March 16, 1802. He vacated (not resigned) his Superintendent position in 1803 but was reappointed in 1805. In 1802, the investor Richard Woodhull purchased in north Brooklyn and named the area Williamsburgh (later changed to Williamsburg), after Col. Williams, who surveyed the land.

From 1807 to 1811 Williams designed and completed construction of Castle Williams (the East Battery) and Castle Clinton (the West Battery) in New York Harbor. Castle Williams was the first casemated battery in the United States. He founded the U.S. Military Philosophical Society and gave it its motto, "Science in War is the Guarantee of Peace."

He resigned from the Army in 1812 because the Secretary of War, William Eustis, refused to give him command of Castle Williams, a fortification he designed and was named after him. At the time he was heading a group of volunteer engineers building fortifications around Philadelphia when he was elected to the Fourteenth United States Congress from that city in 1814. He died of gout in Philadelphia before the Congress assembled.
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Total Books: 76
The Prophet's Ladder
2017 - The Prophet's Ladder (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781520611709
ISBN-10: 1520611706
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Gospel Family Cultivating Family Discipleship Family Worship  Family Missions
Small and Short Range Radar Systems
2013 - Small and Short Range Radar Systems (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781439865996
ISBN-10: 143986599X
Genre: Engineering & Transportation
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Dead Men Rising The Death of Sin the Rise of Grace
2012 - Dead Men Rising the Death of Sin the Rise of Grace (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781937756062
ISBN-10: 1937756068
Genre: Christian Books & Bibles
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The Atmospheric Chemist's Companion Numerical Data for Use in the Atmospheric Sciences
Behind the Blue Beret
2010 - Behind the Blue Beret (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780557440535
ISBN-10: 055744053X
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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Essentials of Dermatology for Chiropractors
2010 - Essentials of Dermatology for Chiropractors (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780763761578
ISBN-10: 0763761575
Genre: Medical Books
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The History of Radnorshire
2009 - The History of Radnorshire (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781150165221
ISBN-10: 1150165227
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Security
2009 - Security (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781615820733
ISBN-10: 1615820736
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Rich States Poor States ALEC-Laffer State Economic Competitiveness Index
2009 - Rich States Poor States Alec-laffer State Economic Competitiveness Index (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780982231524
ISBN-10: 0982231520
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Catalysis in Asymmetric Synthesis
2009 - Catalysis in Asymmetric Synthesis [Postgraduate Chemistry Series] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781405175197
ISBN-10: 1405175192
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Backboard
2009 - Backboard (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781608137947
ISBN-10: 1608137945
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A French Kiss with Death Steve McQueen and the Making of Le Mans
Money A History
2007 - Money a History (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781554072828
ISBN-10: 1554072824
Genres: Business & Money, History
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Real Words Urban Poems
2007 - Real Words Urban Poems (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781424183012
ISBN-10: 1424183014
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Harry Callahan
2005 - Harry Callahan [Aperture Masters of Photography] (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780893818210
ISBN-10: 0893818216
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Jubilant Thicket  New and Selected Poems
2004 - Jubilant Thicket New and Selected Poems (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781556592027
ISBN-10: 1556592027
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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A Palpable Elysium Portraits of Genius and Solitude
Rebels Pretenders  Impostors
2002 - Rebels Pretenders Impostors (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780714118055
ISBN-10: 0714118052
Genre: History
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GIS Processing of Geocoded Satellite Data
2002 - Gis Processing of Geocoded Satellite Data [Springer Praxis Books / Geophysical Sciences] (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9783540426486
ISBN-10: 3540426485
Genres: Reference, Travel, Science & Math, Engineering & Transportation
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A French Kiss with Death Steve Mcqueen and the Making of  Le Mans
2000 - A French Kiss with Death Steve Mcqueen and the Making of Le Mans (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780837023434
ISBN-10: 0837023432
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