John Wilson (Massachusetts)

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John Wilson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 17th district
In office
March 4, 1817 – March 3, 1819
Preceded by James Carr
Succeeded by Martin Kinsley
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 18th district
In office
March 4, 1813 – March 3, 1815
Preceded by New District
Succeeded by Thomas Rice
Personal details
Born January 10, 1777
Peterboro, New Hampshire
Died August 9, 1848
Belfast, Maine
Resting place Grove Cemetery
Political party Federalist
Alma mater Harvard
Profession Attorney

John Wilson (January 10, 1777 - August 9, 1848) was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.

Born in Peterboro, New Hampshire, Wilson graduated from Harvard University in 1799. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1802 at Peterboro, New Hampshire, and commenced practice in Belfast, Maine (then a district of Massachusetts). He served as a captain in the State militia.

Wilson was elected as a Federalist to the Thirteenth Congress (March 4, 1813 – March 3, 1815). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1814 to the Fourteenth Congress. He resumed the practice of his profession in Belfast. He was elected to the Fifteenth Congress (March 4, 1817 – March 3, 1819). He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1818. He engaged in the practice of law until his death in Belfast, Maine, August 9, 1848. He was interred in Grove Cemetery.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
New District
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 18th congressional district

(Maine district)
March 4, 1813 – March 3, 1815
Succeeded by
Thomas Rice
Preceded by
James Carr
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 17th congressional district

(Maine district)
March 4, 1817 – March 3, 1819
Succeeded by
Martin Kinsley

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