John Wilson (bureaucrat)
John Wilson was born in Ireland and settled in the District of Columbia at an early age. He held a clerkship in the United States Post Office and United States Department of the Treasury. He was appointed Commissioner of the General Land Office in 1852, and held that office until 1855. He was later Third Auditor of the Treasury 1864-1869.
Wilson's brother, Joseph S. Wilson, also served as Commissioner of the General Land Office.
- Lanman, Charles (1887). Biographical annals of the civil government of the United States. New York: J M Morrison. p. 552.
|Commissioner of the General Land Office
Thomas A. Hendricks
|Third Auditor of the United States Treasury
Reader W. Clarke