|Member of the U.S.HouseofRepresentatives |
from Virginia's 1st district
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|
Alongside Ralph Berkshire
Alongside John Evans
|Member of the Virginia Senate from Monongalia, Ohio, Harrison, Wood, Brooke and Randolph Counties|
|Preceded by||John Haymond|
|Succeeded by||Philip Doddridge|
|Member of the Virginia Senate from Monongalia, Ohio, Randolph and Harrison Counties|
|Preceded by||John Duval|
|Succeeded by||John Haymond|
|Born||September 11, 1765|
|Died|| January 24, 1826 60) (aged|
|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.
The United States House of Representatives is the lower chamber of the United States Congress, the Senate being the upper chamber. Together they comprise the legislature of the United States.
Virginia, officially the Commonwealth of Virginia, is a state in the Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States located between the Atlantic Coast and the Appalachian Mountains. Virginia is nicknamed the "Old Dominion" due to its status as the first English colonial possession established in mainland North America and "Mother of Presidents" because eight U.S. presidents were born there, more than any other state. The geography and climate of the Commonwealth are shaped by the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Chesapeake Bay, which provide habitat for much of its flora and fauna. The capital of the Commonwealth is Richmond; Virginia Beach is the most populous city, and Fairfax County is the most populous political subdivision. The Commonwealth's estimated population as of 2017 is over 8.4 million.
Edgar Campbell Wilson was a U.S. Representative from Virginia, son of Thomas Wilson and father 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.
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Morgantown is a city in and the county seat of Monongalia County, West Virginia, United States, situated along the banks of the Monongahela River. It is known as the home of West Virginia University and the Morgantown Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) system. With a permanent population of 31,073 per the 2015 U.S. Census estimates, Morgantown is the largest city in North-Central West Virginia. The Morgantown metropolitan area has a population of 138,176.
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.
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He died in Morgantown, January 24, 1826 and was interred in Oak Grove Cemetery.
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