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William Warfield Wilson (March 2, 1868 – July 22, 1942) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois.

William Warfield Wilson
William W. Wilson in The Broad Ax newspaper, December 3, 1921[1]
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1915 – March 3, 1921
Preceded byGeorge E. Gorman
Succeeded byElliott W. Sproul
In office
March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1913
Preceded byGeorge Peter Foster
Succeeded byGeorge E. Gorman
Personal details
Born(1868-03-02)March 2, 1868
Ohio, Illinois
DiedJuly 22, 1942(1942-07-22) (aged 74)
Chicago, Illinois
Political partyRepublican


Born in Ohio, Illinois, Wilson attended public schools, and the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. He graduated from the Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1893. He was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Chicago, Illinois.

Wilson was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-eighth and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1903 – March 3, 1913). He was not successful as candidate for election in 1912 to the Sixty-third Congress.

Wilson was elected to the Sixty-fourth, Sixty-fifth, and Sixty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1915 – March 3, 1921). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1920. He was appointed general counsel of the Alien Property Custodian of the United States in 1922, serving until 1927. He resumed the practice of law. He died in Chicago, and was interred in Union Cemetery in Ohio, Illinois.


  1. ^ Taylor, Julius F. (December 3, 1921). "The Broad Ax" (11). Retrieved 18 June 2015.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
George P. Foster
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 3rd congressional district

Succeeded by
George E. Gorman
Preceded by
George E. Gorman
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 3rd congressional district

Succeeded by
Elliott W. Sproul

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