George W. Wilson

George Washington Wilson ( born February 22, 1840 in Brighton, Clark County, Ohio; † November 27, 1909 in London, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1893 and 1897 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


George Wilson attended the public schools of his home and then the Antioch College in Yellow Springs. Between 1862 and 1865 he served during the civil war in different units in the army of the Union. He reached the rank of captain. After a subsequent law degree in 1866 and its recent approval as a lawyer in London, he began to work in this profession. Between 1866 and 1870 he was a prosecutor in Madison County. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Republican Party launched a political career. Between 1871 and 1874 he was a delegate in the House of Representatives from Ohio; 1877 to 1881 he was a member of the State Senate.

In the congressional elections of 1892 Wilson was in the seventh election district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he succeeded the Democrat William E. Haynes on March 4, 1893. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1897 two legislative sessions.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives, he practiced as a lawyer again. In June 1896 he was a delegate attended the Republican National Convention in St. Louis, was nominated on the William McKinley as a presidential candidate. He was also mayor of New London and another prosecutor in Madison County. George Wilson died on November 27, 1909 in London, where he was also buried.