George Clinton Williams (September 5, 1825 - 1901) was born in West Woodstock, Connecticut. He attended Yale College and graduated in 1847, then studied law with his father (who was a judge) and in 1849 was admitted to the bar. He worked in the Naval and Treasury Departments in Washington, D.C. for a few years and then became solicitor and chief of the organization division of the Bureau of National Currency in 1867. After his time in the Bureau of National Currency he served as the brigade quartermaster and inspector on General Elihu Geer's staff. In 1886, he annotated John S. Lester's map of Woodstock, Connecticut, with topographical and historical names.