Stanyarne Wilson

Stanyarne Wilson ( born January 10, 1860 in York, York County, South Carolina, † February 14, 1928 in Spartanburg, South Carolina ) was an American politician. Between 1895 and 1901 he represented the state of South Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Stanyarne Wilson visited the Kings Mountain Military School and then studied at Washington and Lee University in Lexington ( Virginia). After a subsequent study of law and qualifying as a lawyer, he started in Spartanburg to work in his new profession. He also worked as a gold miner and in working iron. Wilson has been renowned for the production of cotton. In addition to these activities, he also began a political career as a member of the Democratic Party. Between 1884 and 1886, and again from 1890 to 1892 he was a member of the House of Representatives of South Carolina. Then he sat 1892-1895 in the State Senate. In 1895 he was a delegate at a meeting on the revision of the Constitution of South Carolina.

In the congressional elections of 1894 Wilson was in the fourth constituency of South Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC selected. There he entered on March 4, 1895 on the succession of George W. Shell. After two re- election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1901 three legislative periods. In this time of the Spanish-American War of 1898 and the resulting territorial gains of the United States fell. Independent of this, the former Kingdom of Hawaii came under American administration.

After his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Stanyarne Wilson again worked as a lawyer in Spartanburg. In 1913 he moved his residence and his law firm to Richmond, the capital of Virginia. In January 1928 he returned to Spartanburg, where he died on 14 February of the same year.