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John Wilson (Massachusetts)


John Wilson (Massachusetts)

John Wilson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 17th district
In office
March 4, 1817 – March 3, 1819
Preceded by James Carr
Succeeded by Martin Kinsley
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Massachusetts's 18th district
In office
March 4, 1813 – March 3, 1815
Preceded by New District
Succeeded by Thomas Rice
Personal details
Born January 10, 1777
Peterborough, New Hampshire
Died August 4, 1848(1848-08-04) (aged 71)
Belfast, Maine
Resting place Grove Cemetery
Political party Federalist
Alma mater Harvard
Profession Attorney

John Wilson (January 10, 1777 - August 9, 1848) was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.

Born in Peterborough, New Hampshire, Wilson graduated from Harvard University in 1799. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1802 at Peterborough, New Hampshire, and commenced practice in Belfast, Maine (then a district of Massachusetts). He served as a captain in the State militia.

Wilson was elected as a Federalist to the Thirteenth Congress (March 4, 1813 – March 3, 1815). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1814 to the Fourteenth Congress. He resumed the practice of his profession in Belfast. He was elected to

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