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Thomas WILSON

(1765-1826)

WILSON, Thomas, (father of Edgar Campbell Wilson and grandfather of Eugene McLanahan Wilson), a Representative from Virginia; born in Staunton, Va., September 11, 1765; studied law in Staunton, Va.; was admitted to the bar September 21, 1789, and commenced practice in Morgantown, Va. (now West Virginia); member of the State senate 1792-1795; served in the State house of delegates in 1799 and 1800; again a member of the State senate 1800-1804; elected as a Federalist to the Twelfth Congress (March 4, 1811-March 3, 1813); again a member of the State house of delegates in 1816 and 1817; resumed the practice of law; died in Morgantown, Va., January 24, 1826; interment in Oak Grove Cemetery.

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

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