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George Washington WILSON

(1840-1909)

WILSON, George Washington, a Representative from Ohio; born in Brighton, Clark County, Ohio, February 22, 1840; attended the common schools and Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio; enlisted in the Ninety-fourth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, August 8, 1862; commissioned second lieutenant and later first lieutenant; first lieutenant in the First Regiment, United States Veteran Volunteer Engineers, July 2, 1864, and afterward captain; mustered out October 1, 1865; studied law; was admitted to the bar August 7, 1866, and practiced in London, Ohio; prosecuting attorney of Madison County 1866-1870; member of the State house of representatives 1871-1874; served in the State senate 1877-1881; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-third and Fifty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1893-March 3, 1897); resumed the practice of law in London, Ohio; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1896; mayor of New London; prosecuting attorney of Madison County; died in London, Ohio, November 27, 1909; interment in Kirkwood Cemetery.

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

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