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William Bauchop Wilson

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Birth
Blantyre, South Lanarkshire, Scotland
Death
25 May 1934 (aged 72)
Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA
Burial
Blossburg, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, USA Add to Map
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U.S. Congressman and Presidential Cabinet Member. 1870, he immigrated to the United States with his family and settled in Tioga County, Pennsylvania. There he engaged in coal mining, (1871 to 1898) and later served as international secretary-treasurer of the United Mine Workers of America, (1900 to 1908). Entering politics, he was elected as a Democrat to the Sixtieth, Sixty-first and Sixty-second Congresses, serving (1907 to 1913). An unsuccessful candidate for reelection, he was appointed Secretary of Labor in the Cabinet of President Wilson, serving (1913 to 1921). After leaving office, he retired from public service and engaged in mining and agricultural pursuits, until his death.
U.S. Congressman and Presidential Cabinet Member. 1870, he immigrated to the United States with his family and settled in Tioga County, Pennsylvania. There he engaged in coal mining, (1871 to 1898) and later served as international secretary-treasurer of the United Mine Workers of America, (1900 to 1908). Entering politics, he was elected as a Democrat to the Sixtieth, Sixty-first and Sixty-second Congresses, serving (1907 to 1913). An unsuccessful candidate for reelection, he was appointed Secretary of Labor in the Cabinet of President Wilson, serving (1913 to 1921). After leaving office, he retired from public service and engaged in mining and agricultural pursuits, until his death.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith



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