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Francis Henry WILSON

(1844-1910)

WILSON, Francis Henry, a Representative from New York; born in Clinton, Oneida County, N.Y., February 11, 1844; lived in Utica, N.Y., until ten years of age, when he moved with his parents to the Westmoreland farm; attended the district school, Dwight’s Preparatory School, Clinton, N.Y., and was graduated from Yale College in 1867; taught in a preparatory school four years; was graduated from the Columbia College Law School, New York City, in 1875; was admitted to the bar in 1882 and commenced practice in New York City; one of the founders of the Union League Club and its president in 1888 and 1889; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth and Fifty-fifth Congresses and served from March 4, 1895, to September 30, 1897, when he resigned to become postmaster; appointed postmaster of Brooklyn, N.Y., and served from October 1897 until December 1901; resumed the practice of law; died in Brooklyn, N.Y., September 25, 1910; interment in Greenwood Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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