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A son of Francis 0. A. and Fanny (Timmins) Williams, Lincoln P. Williams, county auditor of Sacramento county, was born in San Francisco, April 7, 1865. At Sacred Heart College, that city, he was educated for the responsibilities of business life. He early learned the bookbinder's trade and in 1888 came to Sacramento and had charge as foreman hi the state bindery, which is connected with the State Printer's Office, continuing in this capacity until January, 1903, when he assumed his duties of his present office. The first ballot Mr. Williams cast was for Republican candidates and he has been an active worker for the success of the Republican party ever since. In recognition not only of his qualifications for the office, but also of his services as a stanch supporter of his party in its measures and principles, he was in.1902 nominated in the county convention for the office of county auditor and was duly elected in the fall of that year to serve for a term of four years, 1903-07. At the close of this term he was renominated and reelected for a second term of four years, 1907-11, when he was renominated and re elected as his own successor once more. His official conduct has elicited tributes to his efficiency, fidelity and promptness, and aside from being a faithful public servant he is also a genial, companionable gentleman and a dependable friend.

To the honor of being a native born citizen of California Mr. Williams adds the distinction of being an able and popular official and one of of the best known men in Sacramento county, where, except for a few brief absences, he has lived his active years thus far. While he has not won great wealth or fame, he has won honor in his own country. Quietly, contentedly and usefully he has pursued his daily Walk as an efficient and honorable public official and as a citizen of the highest principles. As county auditor he has labored indefatigably in the performance of his duties, with an earnest desire to win not only the. commendation of his own party, but that of his political opponents of whatever belief.

The marriage of Mr. Williams, in San Francisco April 21, 1891, united him with Miss Oliie C. Smith, , of Sacramento, the recipient of excellent educational advantages and a lady of the highest culture. The family which she represents is of pioneer stock, her father being Leonard C. Smith, who was one of the early business men of Sacramento. 

History of Sacramento County, California
Biographical Sketches of The Leading Men and Women of the County Who Have Been Identified With Its Growth and Development from the Early Days to the Present
History By: William L. Willis
Historic Record Company, Los Angeles, California (1913)

Transcribed by Peggy Hooper 2011