William Wilson (Ohio politician)
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 8th district
March 4, 1823 – June 6, 1827
|Preceded by||new district|
|Succeeded by||William Stanbery|
March 19, 1773|
New Boston, New Hampshire
|Died||June 6, 1827
|Resting place||Cedar Hill Cemetery|
|Alma mater||Dartmouth College|
Born in New Boston, New Hampshire, Wilson attended the public schools and was graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, in 1797. He studied law in Johnstown, New York, and was admitted to the bar.
He moved to Ohio and settled in Chillicothe about 1805. He engaged in the practice of law there before moving to Newark, Ohio in 1808, having been appointed chief judge of the court of common pleas, and served until 1823.
Wilson was elected to the 18th, 19th, and 20th Congresses, serving from March 4, 1823, until his death in Newark, Ohio on June 6, 1827. He served as chairman of the Committee on Expenditures in the Post Office Department in the 19th Congress. Wilson was interred in the Old Cemetery and was re-interred on March 23, 1853, in Cedar Hill Cemetery.
|United States House of Representatives|
|New district||Representative from Ohio's 8th congressional district
1823-03-04 – 1827-06-06
|New title||President Judge of the Ohio Court of Common Pleas
4th Judicial Circuit
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