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William Warfield WILSON

(1868-1942)

WILSON, William Warfield, a Representative from Illinois; born in Ohio, Bureau County, Ill., March 2, 1868; attended the public schools of Ohio, Ill., and the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor; was graduated from the Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1893; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Chicago, Ill.; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-eighth and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1903-March 3, 1913); unsuccessful candidate for election in 1912 to the Sixty-third Congress; elected to the Sixty-fourth, Sixty-fifth, and Sixty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1915-March 3, 1921); was not a candidate for renomination in 1920; appointed general counsel of the Alien Property Custodian of the United States in 1922, serving until 1927; resumed the practice of law; died in Chicago, Ill., July 22, 1942; interment in Union Cemetery, Ohio, Ill.

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

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