George H. Wilson

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George Howard Wilson
George H. Wilson.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Oklahoma's 8th district
In office
January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1951
Preceded by Ross Rizley
Succeeded by Page H. Belcher
Personal details
Born (1905-08-21)August 21, 1905
Mattoon, Illinois
Died July 16, 1985(1985-07-16) (aged 79)
Enid, Oklahoma
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Myrna Kathryn Reams
Profession Lawyer

George Howard Wilson (August 21, 1905 – July 16, 1985) was a U.S. Representative from Oklahoma.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Mattoon, Illinois, Wilson moved with his parents in 1910 to Enid. There he attended Enid Public Schools. He graduated from Phillips University in 1926. He studied at the University of Michigan Law School in 1926 and 1927, and graduated from the law school of the University of Oklahoma in 1929. He was admitted to the bar in 1928 and joined his father's law practice in 1929 in Enid, Oklahoma.

Career[edit]

Military service[edit]

During World War II, Wilson ranked as Colonel within the Judge Advocate General's Department of the United States Army, serving overseas in the South Atlantic Theater of Operations from 1942 to 1946.

Congressional election[edit]

Wilson was elected as a Democrat to the 81st Congress (January 3, 1949-January 3, 1951). During his term, Wilson was on the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, and the Subcommittee on Public Health, Science, and Commerce. With his colleagues he was tasked with considering legislation for a national health program, and toured western Europe for investigation purposes.[1] In 1950, he lost his election bid for the 82nd Congress.

Legal and Judicial Career[edit]

Wilson served as a deputy district court clerk of Garfield County, Oklahoma in 1928. From 1939-1942, he was the city attorney of Enid, Oklahoma. Wilson's judicial career included: Oklahoma Supreme Court justice from 1952 to 1968; Chief judge of State Administrative Zone No. 1 in 1967; district judge, 1969; and Chief judge, Division No. 1, Judicial District No. 4. Judge Wilson was also President of the Oklahoma Judicial Conference in 1968.

Wilson was also a special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 1934 to 1938. He also served as director of Oklahoma State Crime Bureau in 1951.

Personal life and Death[edit]

He had four children with wife Myrna Kathryn Reams, whom he married in 1929. He continued to reside in Enid, Oklahoma until his death on July 16, 1985, and was interred in Memorial Park Cemetery.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.ou.edu/special/albertctr/archives/wilson.htm
United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Ross Rizley
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Oklahoma's 8th congressional district

1949–1951
Succeeded by
Page H. Belcher