John Wilson (Massachusetts politician)

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John Wilson
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts
In office
March 4, 1813 – March 3, 1815
March 4, 1817 – March 3, 1819
Preceded by18th District created in 1813
James Carr (17th)
Succeeded byThomas Rice (18th)
Martin Kinsley (17th)
Constituency18th district (1813–15)
17th district (1817–19)
Personal details
BornJanuary 10, 1777
Peterborough, New Hampshire
DiedAugust 4, 1848(1848-08-04) (aged 71)
Belfast, Maine
Resting placeGrove Cemetery
Political partyFederalist
Alma materHarvard University

John Wilson (January 10, 1777 – August 9, 1848) was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.

Born in Peterborough, New Hampshire, Wilson graduated from Harvard University in 1799. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1802 at Peterborough, New Hampshire, and commenced practice in Belfast, Maine (then a district of Massachusetts). He served as a captain in the State militia.

Wilson was elected as a Federalist to the Thirteenth Congress (March 4, 1813 – March 3, 1815). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1814 to the Fourteenth Congress. He resumed the practice of his profession in Belfast. He was elected to the Fifteenth Congress (March 4, 1817 – March 3, 1819). He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1818. He engaged in the practice of law until his death in Belfast, Maine, August 9, 1848. He was interred in Grove Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "John Wilson (id: W000598)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
New District
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 18th congressional district

(Maine district)
March 4, 1813 – March 3, 1815
Succeeded by
Thomas Rice
Preceded by
James Carr
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 17th congressional district

(Maine district)
March 4, 1817 – March 3, 1819
Succeeded by
Martin Kinsley

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