Edgar Wilson

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Edgar Wilson
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Idaho's At-Large district
In office
March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1897
Preceded by Willis Sweet
Succeeded by James Gunn
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Idaho's At-Large district
In office
March 4, 1899 – March 3, 1901
Preceded by James Gunn
Succeeded by Thomas L. Glenn
Personal details
Born (1861-02-25)February 25, 1861
Armstrong County, Pennsylvania
Died January 3, 1915(1915-01-03) (aged 53)
Boise, Idaho
Resting place Morris Hill Cemetery
Boise, Idaho
Political party Republican
Other political
affiliations
Silver Republican (after 1898)
Residence Boise
Alma mater University of Michigan
Profession Attorney

Edgar Wilson (February 25, 1861 – January 3, 1915) was a United States Representative from Idaho.


Born in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania Wilson graduated from the University of Michigan, and headed west and became an attorney in Boise, Idaho. He was elected city attorney in 1887 and district attorney in 1988, and was a member of the state's constitutional convention prior to statehood in 1890. Wilson served as a Republican in the House from 1895 to 1897 and as a Silver Republican from 1899 to 1901, representing the state at-large.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Willis Sweet
United States House of Representatives, Idaho At-Large
1895–1897
Succeeded by
James Gunn
Preceded by
James Gunn
United States House of Representatives, Idaho At-Large
1899–1901
Succeeded by
Thomas L. Glenn