George H. Wilson
George Howard Wilson
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Oklahoma's 8th district
January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1951
|Preceded by||Ross Rizley|
|Succeeded by||Page H. Belcher|
|Born||August 21, 1905|
|Died||July 16, 1985 (aged 79)|
|Spouse(s)||Myrna Kathryn Reams|
|Alma mater||Phillips University|
University of Oklahoma College of Law
|Branch/service||United States Army|
|Years of service||1942–1946|
|Unit||Judge Advocate General|
|Battles/wars||World War II|
Early life and educationEdit
Born in Mattoon, Illinois, Wilson moved with his parents in 1910 to Enid. There he attended Enid Public Schools. He graduated from Phillips University in 1926. He studied at the University of Michigan Law School in 1926 and 1927, and graduated from the law school of the University of Oklahoma in 1929. He was admitted to the bar in 1928 and joined his father's law practice in 1929 in Enid, Oklahoma.
Wilson was elected as a Democrat to the 81st Congress (January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1951). During his term, Wilson was on the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, and the Subcommittee on Public Health, Science, and Commerce. With his colleagues he was tasked with considering legislation for a national health program, and toured western Europe for investigation purposes. In 1950, he lost his election bid for the 82nd Congress.
Legal and Judicial CareerEdit
Wilson served as a deputy district court clerk of Garfield County, Oklahoma in 1928. From 1939 to 1942, he was the city attorney of Enid, Oklahoma. Wilson's judicial career included: Oklahoma Supreme Court justice from 1952 to 1968; Chief judge of State Administrative Zone No. 1 in 1967; district judge, 1969; and Chief judge, Division No. 1, Judicial District No. 4. Judge Wilson was also President of the Oklahoma Judicial Conference in 1968.
Personal life and DeathEdit
He had four children with wife Myrna Kathryn Reams, whom he married in 1929. He continued to reside in Enid, Oklahoma until his death on July 16, 1985, and was interred in Memorial Park Cemetery.
- United States Congress. "George H. Wilson (id: W000582)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- George H. Wilson Collection and Photograph Series at the Carl Albert Center
|U.S. House of Representatives|
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Oklahoma's 8th congressional district
Page H. Belcher