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Edward George Wilson was American lawyer. Bar: New York bar 1935. Decorated Legion of Merit; recipient Distinguished Service award Association Governing Boards University and Colleges, 1987.


Wilson, Edward George was born on March 23, 1909 in Richmond, Indiana, United States. Son of Harvey T. and Ruth (Wiggins) Wilson.


Bachelor of Arts, Earlham College, 1930;honorary Doctor of Laws, Earlham College, 1976;Juris Doctor, New York University, 1934.


With, J. Walter Thompson Company. New York City, 1930-1936, 38-71;associate, Donovan, Leisure, Newton & Lumbard, 1936-1938;general counsel, J. Walter Thompson Company, 1946-1961;treasurer, J. Walter Thompson Company, 1959-1962;vice president, J. Walter Thompson Company, 1954-1962;executive vice president, J. Walter Thompson Company, 1962-1971;secretary, J. Walter Thompson Company, 1965-1971;director, J. Walter Thompson Company, 1957-1972.


  • Bar: New York bar 1935.


Honorary life trustee Earlham College, former chairman. Board directors, secretary Association Governing Boards Universities and Colleges, 1973-1981, honorary director, 1981-1984, trustee. Trustee American Federation of television and Radio Artists Pension and Welfare Funds, 1954-1962, Common Fund, 1973-1977.

Board directors Sharon Land Trust. Served as lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1945. Member Military Order Foreign Wars, Association Bar City New York, American Bar Association.

Clubs: Pilgrims (New York City), University (New York City). Metropolitan (Washington).


Married Jane Hunt Johnson, November 19, 1932. 1 child, Edward Folger.

Harvey T. Wilson

Ruth (Wiggins) Wilson

Jane Hunt Johnson

Edward Folger Wilson