James J. Wilson
James Jefferson Wilson
|United States Senator|
from New Jersey
March 4, 1815 – January 8, 1821
|Preceded by||John Lambert|
|Succeeded by||Samuel L. Southard|
|Member of the New Jersey General Assembly|
Essex County, New Jersey
|Died||July 28, 1824 (aged 48–49)|
Trenton, New Jersey
Wilson was born in Essex County, New Jersey, where he attended the common schools. He was editor and publisher of the True American of Trenton, New Jersey 1801–1824; clerk in the New Jersey General Assembly in 1804; judge advocate and captain, Hunterdon Brigade, New Jersey Militia, in 1806; surrogate of Hunterdon County, New Jersey in 1808; member of the General Assembly 1809–1811; brigadier general and Adjutant General of New Jersey from 1810–1812, and reappointed in 1814; captain in the Third Regiment, Hunterdon Brigade 1814; captain in the New Jersey Militia 1814; brigadier general and Quartermaster General of New Jersey from 1821 to 1824.
Wilson was elected as a Democratic-Republican to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1815, to January 8, 1821, when he resigned; was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection; chairman of the Committee on Post Office and Post Roads (Fourteenth and Fifteenth Congresses), Committee on Claims (Sixteenth Congress); appointed Postmaster of Trenton, New Jersey, in 1821 and served until his death in that city; interment in the First Baptist Church Cemetery, Trenton.
- United States Congress. "James Jefferson Wilson (id: W000595)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- James Jefferson Wilson at The Political Graveyard
- James J. Wilson at Find a Grave
- Wilson, James Jefferson, comp. A National Song-Book, Being a Collection of Patriotic, Martial, and Naval Songs and Odes. Trenton, N.J.: James J. Wilson, 1813.
| U.S. Senator (Class 1) from New Jersey
Served alongside: John Condit, Mahlon Dickerson
Samuel L. Southard