William Warfield Wilson

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William Warfield Wilson (March 2, 1868 - July 22, 1942) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois.

Biography[edit]

Born in Ohio, Illinois, Wilson attended the public schools there, and the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. He was graduated from the Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1893. He was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Chicago, Illinois.

Wilson was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-eighth and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1903-March 3, 1913). He was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1912 to the Sixty-third Congress.

Wilson was elected to the Sixty-fourth, Sixty-fifth, and Sixty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1915-March 3, 1921). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1920. He was appointed general counsel of the Alien Property Custodian of the United States in 1922, serving until 1927. He resumed the practice of law. He died in Chicago, and was interred in Union Cemetery in Ohio, Illinois.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
George P. Foster
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 3rd congressional district

1903-1913
Succeeded by
George E. Gorman
Preceded by
George E. Gorman
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 3rd congressional district

1915-1921
Succeeded by
Elliott W. Sproul

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