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James Clifton WILSON

(1874-1951)

WILSON, James Clifton, a Representative from Texas; born in Palo Pinto, Palo Pinto County, Tex., June 21, 1874; attended the public schools and Weatherford (Tex.) College; was graduated from the law department of the University of Texas at Austin in 1896; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Weatherford, Tex.; assistant prosecuting attorney of Parker County 1898-1900 and prosecuting attorney 1902-1908; chairman of the Democratic county executive committee 1908-1912; moved to Fort Worth in November 1912 and served as assistant district attorney of Tarrant County until July 1913; United States attorney for the northern district of Texas from July 1913 to March 1917; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-fifth and Sixty-sixth Congresses and served from March 4, 1917, to March 3, 1919, when he resigned; appointed by President Woodrow Wilson as United States district judge for the northern district of Texas, serving from March 13, 1919, until his retirement in 1947; died in Fort Worth, Tex., August 3, 1951; interment in Rose Hill Cemetery.

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

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