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William WILSON

(1773-1827)

WILSON, William, a Representative from Ohio; born in New Boston, Hillsboro County, N.H., March 19, 1773; attended the public schools and was graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., in 1797; studied law in Johnstown, N.Y., and was admitted to the bar; moved to Ohio and settled in Chillicothe about 1805; engaged in the practice of law; moved to Newark, Ohio, in 1808, having been appointed chief judge of the court of common pleas, and served until 1823; elected to the Eighteenth, Nineteenth, and Twentieth Congresses and served from March 4, 1823, until his death in Newark, Licking County, Ohio, June 6, 1827; chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Post Office Department (Nineteenth Congress); interment in the Old Cemetery; reinterment on March 23, 1853, in Cedar Hill Cemetery.

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

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