James Clifton Wilson

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James Clifton Wilson
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Wilson in 1917
Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
In office
July 31, 1947 – August 3, 1951
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
In office
March 5, 1919 – July 31, 1947
Appointed by Woodrow Wilson
Preceded by new seat created by 40 Stat. 1183
Succeeded by Joseph Brannon Dooley
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 12th district
In office
March 4, 1917 – March 3, 1919
Preceded by Oscar Callaway
Succeeded by Fritz G. Lanham
Personal details
Born James Clifton Wilson
(1874-06-21)June 21, 1874
Palo Pinto, Texas
Died August 3, 1951(1951-08-03) (aged 77)
Fort Worth, Texas
Resting place Greenwood Memorial Park and Mausoleum in Fort Worth
Political party Democratic Party
Alma mater Weatherford College No degree
University of Texas School of Law LL.B.
Occupation Attorney
Profession Jurist

James Clifton Wilson (June 21, 1874 – August 3, 1951) was a U.S. Representative from Texas and was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas.

Biography[edit]

Wilson was born on June 21, 1874, in Palo Pinto, Texas. He attended the public schools and graduated from Weatherford College in 1889. He received a Bachelor of Laws from University of Texas School of Law in 1896 and was admitted to the bar the same year. He was in private practice of law in Weatherford, Texas, from 1896 to 1902. He was an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney of Parker County, Texas, from 1898 to 1900. He was the Prosecuting Attorney of Parker County, from 1902 to 1912. He served as Chairman of the Democratic county executive committee, from 1908 to 1912. After moving to Fort Worth, Texas, he was an Assistant District Attorney of Tarrant County, Texas, from 1912 to 1913. He was the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Texas from 1913 to 1917. Wilson was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-fifth and Sixty-sixth Congresses and served from March 4, 1917, to March 3, 1919, when he resigned.

Federal judicial service[edit]

Wilson was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas. Wilson received a recess appointment from President Woodrow Wilson on March 5, 1919, to a new seat created by 40 Stat. 1183. He was formally nominated on May 23, 1919. He was confirmed by the United States Senate on June 24, 1919, and received commission the same day. He assumed senior status on July 31, 1947. His service was terminated on August 3, 1951, due to his death.

Death[edit]

He died in Fort Worth, August 3, 1951, and was interred at Rose Hill Cemetery in Fort Worth. In 1957 he was reinterred at Greenwood Memorial Park and Mausoleum in Fort Worth.

Sources[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Oscar Callaway
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 12th congressional district

1917-1919
Succeeded by
Fritz G. Lanham
Legal offices
Preceded by
new seat
Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
1919–1947
Succeeded by
Joseph Brannon Dooley