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Stephen Fowler WILSON

(1821-1897)

WILSON, Stephen Fowler, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Columbia, Pa., September 4, 1821; received an academic education; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced; held several local offices; member of the State senate 1863-1865 and served in one session after he had been elected a Representative to Congress; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1864; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-ninth and Fortieth Congresses (March 4, 1865-March 3, 1869); appointed additional judge of the fourth judicial district of Pennsylvania in 1871 to fill a vacancy; elected additional judge and served ten years; appointed associate justice of the supreme court of the Territory of New Mexico by President Arthur on October 16, 1884; president judge of the fourth judicial district of Pennsylvania from 1887 to 1889; resumed the practice of his profession in Wellsboro, Tioga County, Pa., where he died March 30, 1897; interment in Wellsboro Cemetery.

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

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