Thomas Wilson (Minnesota)

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Thomas Wilson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Minnesota's 1st congressional district
In office
March 4, 1887 March 3, 1889
Preceded by Milo White
Succeeded by Mark H. Dunnell
Chief Justice of the
Minnesota Supreme Court
In office
Nominated by Stephen Miller
Preceded by LaFayette Emmett
Succeeded by James Gilfillan
Associate Justice of the
Minnesota Supreme Court
In office
Nominated by Stephen Miller
Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives
In office
Member of the Minnesota Senate
In office
Personal details
BornMay 16, 1827
Dungannon, County Tyrone, Ireland
DiedApril 3, 1910 (aged 82)
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Political party Democratic

Thomas Wilson (May 16, 1827 April 3, 1910) was an American lawyer, Minnesota congressman and state legislator, associate justice and the 2nd chief justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court.

Minnesota State of the United States of America

Minnesota is a state in the Upper Midwest and northern regions of the United States. Minnesota was admitted as the 32nd U.S. state on May 11, 1858, created from the eastern half of the Minnesota Territory. The state has a large number of lakes, and is known by the slogan the "Land of 10,000 Lakes". Its official motto is L'Étoile du Nord.

Associate justice or associate judge is the title for a member of a judicial panel who is not the chief justice in some jurisdictions. The title "Associate Justice" is used for members of the Supreme Court of the United States and some state supreme courts, and for some other courts in Commonwealth of Nations countries, as well as for members of the Supreme Court of the Federated States of Micronesia, a former United States Trust Territory. In other common law jurisdictions, the equivalent position is called "Puisne Justice".

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Wilson was born in Dungannon, County Tyrone, Ireland; attended the common schools; immigrated to the United States in 1839 with his parents, who settled in Venango County, Pennsylvania; was graduated from Allegheny College, Meadville, Pennsylvania, in 1852; studied law; was admitted to the bar in February 1855 and commenced practice in Winona, Minnesota; member of the Minnesota Constitutional convention in 1857; judge of the third judicial district court 1857 1864; associate justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court in 1864; chief justice from 1865 to July 1869, when he resigned; resumed the practice of law; member of the Minnesota House of Representatives 1880 1882; served in the Minnesota Senate 1882–1885; elected as a Democrat to the Fiftieth Congress (March 4, 1887 March 3, 1889); unsuccessful candidate for re-election; unsuccessful candidate for governor in 1890; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1892; general counsel for the Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railroad until his death in Saint Paul, Minnesota, April 3, 1910; interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Winona, Minnesota.

Dungannon town in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland

Dungannon is a town in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. It is the third-largest town in the county and had a population of 15,889 at the 2011 Census. The Dungannon and South Tyrone Borough Council had its headquarters in the town, though since 2015 it has been covered by Mid-Ulster District Council.

Venango County, Pennsylvania County in the United States

Venango County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the population was 54,984. Its county seat is Franklin. The county was created in 1800 and later organized in 1805.

Allegheny College Pennsylvania liberal arts college

Allegheny College is a private, coeducational liberal arts college in northwestern Pennsylvania in the town of Meadville, approximately 35 miles (56 km) south of Erie. Founded in 1815, Allegheny is the oldest college in continuous existence under the same name west of the Allegheny Mountains. Allegheny is a member of the Great Lakes Colleges Association and the North Coast Athletic Conference and it is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Milo White
U.S. Representative from Minnesota's 1st congressional district
Succeeded by
Mark H. Dunnell

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