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 John Lockwood Wilson

John Lockwood Wilson

Birth
Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Indiana, USA
Death 6 Nov 1912 (aged 62)
Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Burial Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 11834 · View Source
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US Senator and US Congressman. He attended the common schools and served as a messenger during the Civil War. He was the son of James Wilson, also a member of the US House of Representatives from Indiana. John studied law at Wabash College and was admitted to the bar in 1878 and commenced practice in Crawfordsville. Entering politics in 1880, he was elected to the Indiana House of Representatives.When President Chester Alan Arthur appointed him as receiver of public monies at Spokane Falls and Colfax in the Washington Territory a move to Spokane was required. When Washington was admitted to the Union, Wilson was elected as a Republican in the 1888 election to the US House of Representatives for the 51st United States Congress. He was reelected to the following two terms and resigned in 1895 to become a Senator. He was elected to fill a vacancy in the Senate, but failed in his reelection bid. After leaving the Senate, he published the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

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  • Added: 23 Aug 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11834
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Lockwood Wilson (7 Aug 1850–6 Nov 1912), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11834, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .