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 John Frank Wilson

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John Frank Wilson

  • Birth 7 May 1846 Pulaski, Giles County, Tennessee, USA
  • Death 7 Apr 1911 Prescott, Yavapai County, Arizona, USA
  • Burial Prescott, Yavapai County, Arizona, USA
  • Memorial ID 6422629

US Congressman. He served as a Colonel in the Confederate Army as a member of Company B, First Battalion, Volunteer Infantry. He was admitted to the bar in 1866 and practiced law in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He served as a member of the Arkansas State house of representatives in 1877 and 1878. He moved to Prescott, Arizona in 1887 and continued to practice law. Becoming active in politics, he was a member of the Arizona constitutional convention in 1891; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1896; attorney general in 1896 and 1897. He was elected as a Democrat to represent Arizona in the Fifty-sixth Congress in 1899 and the Fifty-eighth Congress in 1903. He chose not to run in 1900 and 1904.

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  • Originally Created by: Peterborough K
  • Added: 17 May 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6422629
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Frank Wilson (7 May 1846–7 Apr 1911), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6422629, citing Mountain View Cemetery, Prescott, Yavapai County, Arizona, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .