|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Florida's 3rd district
March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1917
|Preceded by||Dannite H. Mays|
|Succeeded by||Walter Kehoe|
|Born||September 17, 1882|
Belize City, British Honduras
|Died||May 29, 1918 (aged 35)|
Pensacola, Florida, U.S.
|Resting place||St. John’s Cemetery|
Early life and education
He was employed as a railroad telegrapher and later as a stenographer and was graduated from the law department of the Stetson University at DeLand in 1904. Admitted to the bar the same year, he commenced practice in Marianna, Florida. He later moved to Pensacola, Florida, in 1906 and continued the practice of law.
Wilson was appointed assistant United States attorney for the northern district of Florida February 1, 1907, and United States attorney for the same district October 7, 1907. He held the position until March 1909.
He was the state’s attorney for the first judicial circuit of Florida from 1911 to 1913.
Wilson was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-third and Sixty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1917). He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1916.
Later career and death
After leaving Congress, he resumed the practice of law in Pensacola, Florida and died there in 1918.
He was buried in St. John’s Cemetery.
- United States Congress. "Emmett Wilson (id: W000575)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.