James S. Wiley

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James Sullivan Wiley
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maine's 6th district
In office
March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1849
Preceded by Hannibal Hamlin
Succeeded by Charles Stetson
Personal details
Born January 22, 1808
Mercer, Maine
Died December 21, 1891(1891-12-21) (aged 83)
Fryeburg, Maine
Resting place Smart Hill Cemetery
Political party Democratic

James Sullivan Wiley (January 22, 1808 – December 21, 1891) was a U.S. Representative from Maine.


Born in Mercer, Maine, Wiley moved to Bethel, Maine, in 1826 then attended Gould's Academy and graduated from Colby College, Waterville, Maine, in 1836. He moved to Dover, Maine, and was an instructor at the Foxcroft Academy. He studied law and was admitted to the Piscataquis County bar in 1839 and commenced practice in Dover.

Wiley was elected as a Democrat to the Thirtieth Congress (March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1849). He resumed the practice of law in Dover. He moved to Fryeburg, Maine, in 1889 and continued the practice of law until his death in that town on December 21, 1891. He was interred in Smart Hill Cemetery.

Wiley's 1849 home in Dover-Foxcroft is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Hannibal Hamlin
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maine's 6th congressional district

March 4, 1847 – March 4, 1849
Succeeded by
Charles Stetson