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 Benjamin Wilson

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Benjamin Wilson Famous memorial

Birth
Wilsonburg, Harrison County, West Virginia, USA
Death
26 Apr 1901 (aged 75)
Clarksburg, Harrison County, West Virginia, USA
Burial
Clarksburg, Harrison County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID
7613198 View Source

U.S. Congressman. He attended the Northwestern Virginia Academy, the law school in Staunton West Virginia, was admitted to the bar in 1848 and commenced to practice law in Clarksburg, West Virginia. He served as Commonwealth attorney for Harrison County (1852-60), was a member of the West Virginia State constitutional convention in 1861, a member again of the West Virginia State constitutional convention in 1871 and a delegate to the Democratic National Convention, in 1872. In 1875, he was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth Congress and to the next three succeeding Congresses, serving until 1883. After leaving Congress, he was the U.S. Assistant Attorney General (1885-93). Retiring from politics, he practiced law until his death.

U.S. Congressman. He attended the Northwestern Virginia Academy, the law school in Staunton West Virginia, was admitted to the bar in 1848 and commenced to practice law in Clarksburg, West Virginia. He served as Commonwealth attorney for Harrison County (1852-60), was a member of the West Virginia State constitutional convention in 1861, a member again of the West Virginia State constitutional convention in 1871 and a delegate to the Democratic National Convention, in 1872. In 1875, he was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth Congress and to the next three succeeding Congresses, serving until 1883. After leaving Congress, he was the U.S. Assistant Attorney General (1885-93). Retiring from politics, he practiced law until his death.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 24 Jun 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 7613198
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7613198/benjamin-wilson: accessed ), memorial page for Benjamin Wilson (30 Apr 1825–26 Apr 1901), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7613198, citing Odd Fellows Cemetery, Clarksburg, Harrison County, West Virginia, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave .