|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|
Staunton,Virginia Colony,British America
|Died||January 24,1826 60) (aged|
|Resting place||Oak Grove Cemetery|
|Children||Edgar Campbell Wilson|
|Relatives||Eugene McLanahan Wilson (grandson)|
|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 in the Colony of 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,Virginia (now West Virginia) on January 24,1826,and was interred in Oak Grove Cemetery in Morgantown.
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