William Wilson (Ohio politician)

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William Wilson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 8th district
In office
March 4, 1823 – June 6, 1827
Preceded bynew district
Succeeded byWilliam Stanbery
Personal details
Born(1773-03-19)March 19, 1773
New Boston, New Hampshire
DiedJune 6, 1827(1827-06-06) (aged 54)
Newark, Ohio
Resting placeCedar Hill Cemetery
Political party
Alma materDartmouth College

William Wilson (March 19, 1773 – June 6, 1827) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Born in New Boston, New Hampshire, Wilson attended the public schools and was graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, in 1797. He studied law in Johnstown, New York, and was admitted to the bar.

He moved to Ohio and settled in Chillicothe about 1805. He engaged in the practice of law there before moving to Newark, Ohio in 1808, having been appointed chief judge of the court of common pleas, and served until 1823.

He was elected a member of the American Antiquarian Society in 1818.[1]

Wilson was elected to the 18th, 19th, and 20th Congresses, serving from March 4, 1823, until his death in Newark, Ohio on June 6, 1827. He served as chairman of the Committee on Expenditures in the Post Office Department in the 19th Congress. Wilson was interred in the Old Cemetery and was re-interred on March 23, 1853, in Cedar Hill Cemetery.

See also[edit]



  • United States Congress. "William Wilson (id: W000619)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
New district Representative from Ohio's 8th congressional district
1823-03-04 – 1827-06-06
Succeeded by
William Stanbery
Legal offices
New title President Judge of the Ohio Court of Common Pleas
4th Judicial Circuit

Succeeded by
Alexander Harper

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