Uriah Wilson

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Uriah Wilson
Uriah Wilson.jpg
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Lennox
In office
Preceded by Matthew William Pruyn
Succeeded by David Wright Allison
In office
Preceded by David Wright Allison
Succeeded by District was abolished in 1903
Member of the Canadian Parliament
for Lennox and Addington
In office
Preceded by District was created in 1903
Succeeded by William James Paul
Personal details
Born (1841-03-17)March 17, 1841
North Fredericksburg Township, Canada West
Died February 2, 1918(1918-02-02) (aged 76)
Napanee, Ontario[1]
Political party Conservative

Uriah Wilson (March 17, 1841 – February 2, 1918) was a Canadian politician.[2]

Born in the Township of North Fredericksburg, Lennox and Addington County, Ontario,[2] his father James Wilson[1] was a native of England and his mother came from County Tyrone, Ireland. Wilson was educated at the public school in Napanee, Ontario. He married Mary Moyle in 1867.[3] A merchant, he represented Centre Ward in the Town Council in 1875, 1876 and 1878, and was Deputy Reeve of Napanee from 1879 to 1882. He was warden of the County of Lennox and Addington in 1882 and reeve of Napanee in 1884 and 1885, and Mayor in 1886.[1]

He was first elected to the Canadian House of Commons for Lennox at the general elections of 1887. A Conservative, he was defeated at the general elections of 1891, but was returned at a by-election held in 1892 after the election was declared void. He was re-elected in 1896, 1900, 1904, and 1908. He did not run in 1911.[2]


  1. ^ a b c Johnson, J.K. (1968). The Canadian Directory of Parliament 1867-1967. Public Archives of Canada. 
  2. ^ a b c Uriah Wilson – Parliament of Canada biography
  3. ^ Gemmill, AJ The Canadian parliamentary companion, 1897