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George Washington Wilson (February 22, 1840 – November 27, 1909) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

George Washington Wilson
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 7th district
In office
March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1897
Preceded byWilliam E. Haynes
Succeeded byWalter L. Weaver
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the Madison County district
In office
January 1, 1872 – January 4, 1874
Preceded byW. M. Beach
Succeeded byR. C. McCloud
Member of the Ohio Senate
from the 11th district
In office
January 7, 1878 – January 4, 1880
Preceded byWilliam R. Warnock
Succeeded byThomas J. Pringle
Personal details
Born(1840-02-22)February 22, 1840
Brighton, Ohio
DiedNovember 27, 1909(1909-11-27) (aged 69)
London, Ohio
Resting placeKirkwood Cemetery
Political partyRepublican

BiographyEdit

Wilson was born in Brighton, Ohio and attended the common schools and Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio.

On August 8, 1862 he enlisted in the Ninety-fourth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry and was commissioned second lieutenant. While with First Regiment, United States Veteran Volunteer Engineers, he was promoted to First Lieutenant July 2, 1864, and afterward captain. He mustered out of the service October 1, 1865.

He studied law and was admitted to the bar on August 7, 1866 and practiced in London, Ohio. He served as prosecuting attorney of Madison County 1866–1870, a member of the Ohio House of Representatives 1871–1874 and served in the Ohio State Senate 1877–1881.

Wilson was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-third and Fifty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1897).

After that, he resumed the practice of law in London, Ohio and served as delegate to the 1896 Republican National Convention, mayor of New London and prosecuting attorney of Madison County.

He died in London, Ohio, November 27, 1909, and was interred in Kirkwood Cemetery.

ReferencesEdit

  • United States Congress. "George W. Wilson (id: W000583)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved on 2009-04-14
  •   This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William E. Haynes
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 7th congressional district

March 4, 1893–March 3, 1897
Succeeded by
Walter L. Weaver