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Stanyarne Wilson (January 10, 1860 – February 14, 1928) was a U.S. Representative from South Carolina.

Stanyarne Wilson
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1901
Preceded byGeorge W. Shell
Succeeded byJoseph T. Johnson
Member of the South Carolina Senate from Spartanburg County
In office
November 22, 1892 – March 3, 1895
Preceded byRobert Marion Smith
Succeeded byEdgar Lycurgus Archer
Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives from Spartanburg County
In office
November 25, 1890 – November 22, 1892
In office
November 25, 1884 – November 23, 1886
Personal details
Born(1860-01-10)January 10, 1860
Yorkville, South Carolina
DiedFebruary 14, 1928(1928-02-14) (aged 68)
Spartanburg, South Carolina
Political partyDemocratic Party
Alma materKing's Mountain Military School
Washington and Lee University

Born in Yorkville (now York), South Carolina, Wilson attended King's Mountain Military School and Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar by an act of the legislature in 1880, then being a minor. He settled in Spartanburg, South Carolina, in 1881. Practiced law and was also interested in cotton manufactures, gold mining, iron works, and agriculture. He served as member of the State house of representatives 1884–1886 and 1890–1892. He served in the State senate 1892–1895. He served as member of the State constitutional convention in 1895.

Wilson was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-fourth, Fifty-fifth, and Fifty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1901). He continued the practice of law in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and later in Richmond, Virginia, where he moved in 1913. He returned to Spartanburg, South Carolina, in January 1928, and died there February 14, 1928. He was interred in Church of the Advent Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "Stanyarne Wilson (id: W000612)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
George W. Shell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 4th congressional district

Succeeded by
Joseph T. Johnson