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Stanyarne WILSON

(1860-1928)

WILSON, Stanyarne, a Representative from South Carolina; born in Yorkville (now York), S.C., January 10, 1860; attended Kings Mountain Military School and Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Va.; studied law; was admitted to the bar by an act of the legislature in 1880, then being a minor; settled in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, S.C., in 1881; practiced law and was also interested in cotton manufactures, gold mining, iron works, and agriculture; member of the State house of representatives 1884-1886 and 1890-1892; served in the State senate 1892-1895; member of the State constitutional convention in 1895; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-fourth, Fifty-fifth, and Fifty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1901); continued the practice of law in Spartanburg, S.C., and later in Richmond, Va., where he moved in 1913; returned to Spartanburg, S.C., in January 1928, and died there February 14, 1928; interment in Church of the Advent Cemetery.

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

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