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 James Falconer Wilson

James Falconer Wilson

Birth
Newark, Licking County, Ohio, USA
Death 22 Apr 1895 (aged 65)
Fairfield, Jefferson County, Iowa, USA
Burial Fairfield, Jefferson County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 6202451 · View Source
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Representative and Senator from Iowa; admitted to the bar in 1851; member constitutional convention of Iowa in 1857; member state house of representatives 1857, 1859; member state senate 1859-1861, and was its president in 1861. One of the managers appointed by the House of Representatives in 1868 to conduct the impeachment proceedings against President Andrew Johnson; was tendered the position of the Secretary of State in the Cabinet of President Ulysses Grant but declined; subsequently appointed by President Grant as government director of the Union Pacific Railroad and served 8 years; elected as Republican to the US Senate in 1882 and reelected in 1888.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Tom Denardo
  • Added: 21 Feb 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6202451
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Falconer Wilson (19 Oct 1829–22 Apr 1895), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6202451, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Fairfield, Jefferson County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .