Edward Hills Wason

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Edward Hills Wason
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Hampshire's 2nd district
In office
March 4, 1915 – March 4, 1933
Preceded by Raymond Bartlett Stevens
Succeeded by Charles W. Tobey
Member of the
New Hampshire House of Representatives
In office
1913–1913
Member of the
New Hampshire House of Representatives
In office
1909–1909
Member of the
Nashua, New Hampshire
Board of Aldermen
In office
1906–1908
Solicitor of
Hillsborough County
In office
1903–1907
Member of the
New Hampshire House of Representatives
In office
1899–1899
President of the
Nashua, New Hampshire
Common Council
In office
1897–1898
Member of the
Nashua, New Hampshire
Common Council
In office
1897–1898
Personal details
Born September 2, 1865
New Boston, New Hampshire
Died February 6, 1941(1941-02-06) (aged 75)
New Boston, New Hampshire
Political party Republican
Alma mater New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts, 1886;
Boston University School of Law, 1890

Edward Hills Wason (September 2, 1865 - February 6, 1941) was a U.S. Representative from New Hampshire.

Born in New Boston, New Hampshire, Wason attended public and private schools and Francestown Academy. He was graduated from the New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts at Hanover in 1886 and from Boston University School of Law in 1890. He was admitted to the bar in 1890 and commenced practice in Nashua, New Hampshire.

Wason was sergeant at arms, assistant clerk, and later clerk of the New Hampshire Senate. He served as member of the Nashua Board of Education 1891-1895, serving as its president in 1895. He was city solicitor of Nashua in 1894 and 1895, and served as president of the common council in 1897 and 1898. He was an alderman of Nashua, 1906-1908.

He served in the New Hampshire House of Representatives in 1899, 1909, and 1913, and as member of the state constitutional conventions in 1902 and 1912. He served as solicitor of Hillsborough County, 1903-1907. He served as president of the Citizens' Guaranty Savings Bank of Nashua, 1904–1941, and he also engaged in agricultural pursuits in Merrimack from 1906 to 1941.

Wason was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fourth and to the eight succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1915-March 3, 1933). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1932. He retired from public life in 1933 and resided on his estate near New Boston, where he died February 6, 1941. He was interred in New Boston Cemetery.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Raymond Bartlett Stevens
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Hampshire's 2nd congressional district

March 4, 1915 – March 4, 1933
Succeeded by
Charles W. Tobey
Business positions
Preceded by
President of the
Citizens' Guaranty Savings Bank of Nashua

1904–1941
Succeeded by

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.