Stephen Fowler Wilson

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Stephen Fowler Wilson

Stephen Fowler Wilson (September 4, 1821 – March 30, 1897) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Stephen F. Wilson was born at Baptist Hill, Columbia Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania. He received an academic education, studied law, was admitted to the bar and practiced. He held several local offices. He was a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate from 1863 to 1865 and served in one session after he had been elected a Representative to Congress. He was a delegate to the 1864 Republican National Convention.

Wilson was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-ninth and Fortieth Congresses. He was appointed additional judge of the fourth judicial district of Pennsylvania in 1871 to fill a vacancy. He was elected additional judge and served ten years. He was appointed associate justice of the supreme court of the Territory of New Mexico by President Chester A. Arthur on October 16, 1884. He was president judge of the fourth judicial district of Pennsylvania from 1887 to 1889. He resumed the practice of his profession in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, where he died in 1897. Interment in Wellsboro Cemetery.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
James T. Hale
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 18th congressional district

Succeeded by
William H. Armstrong