George Allison WILSON, Congress, IA (1884-1953)
Senate Years of Service:1943-1949
WILSON George Allison , a Senator from Iowa; born on a farm near Menlo, Adair County, Iowa, April 1, 1884; attended the rural schools; later attended Grinnell (Iowa) College and graduated from the law school of the State University of Iowa at Iowa City in 1907; admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Des Moines, Iowa; assistant county attorney of Polk County, Iowa, 1912-1914 and county attorney 1915-1916; district judge 1917-1921; member, State senate 1925-1935; Governor of Iowa 1939-1943; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate for the term beginning January 3, 1943, but was not sworn in until January 14, 1943, continuing as Governor during the interim, and served from January 14, 1943, to January 3, 1949; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1948; resumed the practice of law; died in Des Moines, Iowa, September 8, 1953; interment in Glendale Cemetery.
Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present
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