William Wilson (Ohio politician)

William Wilson ( born March 19, 1773 in New Boston, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, † June 6, 1827 in Newark, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1823 and 1827 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


William Wilson attended the public schools of his home and then to 1797, Dartmouth College in Hanover. After a subsequent study of law and qualifying as a lawyer, he began around 1805 in Chillicothe (Ohio ) to work in this profession. In 1808 he moved to Newark, where he was 1808-1823 Presiding Judge at the local Court of Appeal. Politically, he was a member of the Democratic- Republican Party. In the 1820s he joined the movement against the future President Andrew Jackson and became a member of the short-lived National Republican Party.

In the congressional elections of 1822 Wilson was in the then newly established eighth electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he took up his new mandate on March 4, 1823. After two re- elections he could remain until his death on June 6, 1827 in Congress. From 1825 to 1827 he was chairman of the committee responsible for supervising the expenditure of the Post Ministry.