Thomas Wilson (Virginia politician)

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Thomas Wilson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1811 – March 3, 1813
Preceded by William McKinley
Succeeded by John G. Jackson
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates from Monongalia County
In office
Alongside Ralph Berkshire
In office
Alongside John Evans
Member of the Virginia Senate from Monongalia, Ohio, Harrison, Wood, Brooke and Randolph Counties
In office
Preceded by John Haymond
Succeeded by Philip Doddridge
Member of the Virginia Senate from Monongalia, Ohio, Randolph and Harrison Counties
In office
Preceded by John Duval
Succeeded by John Haymond
Personal details
Born (1765-09-11)September 11, 1765
Staunton, Virginia
Died January 24, 1826(1826-01-24) (aged 60)
Morganton, Virginia
Political party Federalist
Profession lawyer
Military service
Battles/wars War of 1812

Thomas Wilson (September 11, 1765 – January 24, 1826) was a U.S. Representative from Virginia, father of Edgar Campbell Wilson and grandfather of Eugene McLanahan Wilson.


Wilson was born in Staunton, Virginia, and studied law there. He was admitted to the bar on September 21, 1789, and commenced practice in Morgantown, Virginia (now West Virginia). He served as member of the Virginia Senate from 1792 to 1795 and in the Virginia House of Delegates in 1799 and 1800. He was again a member of the Virginia Senate 1800-1804.

Wilson was elected as a Federalist to the Twelfth Congress (March 4, 1811 – March 3, 1813) defeating Democratic-Republican William McKinley. He was again a member of the Virginia House of Delegates in 1816 and 1817, after which he resumed the practice of law.

He died in Morgantown, January 24, 1826 and was interred in Oak Grove Cemetery.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
William McKinley
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Virginia's 1st congressional district

Succeeded by
John G. Jackson

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website