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James WILSON

(1779-1868)

WILSON, James, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Millerstown (now Fairfield), Pa., April 28, 1779; attended the common schools; learned the trade of cabinetmaker; engaged in mercantile pursuits and also interested in the real estate business; justice of the peace 1811-1822; elected to the Eighteenth, Nineteenth, and Twentieth Congresses (March 4, 1823-March 3, 1829); again a justice of the peace 1830-1859; engaged in the real estate business; died in Gettysburg, Adams County, Pa., July 19, 1868; interment in Evergreen Cemetery.

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

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