Wilson, Eugene Mclanahan was born on December 25, 1833 in Morgantown, Virginia (now West Virginia). Son of Edgar Campbell Wilson.
Graduate Jefferson College, Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, 1852. Studied law.
Delegate Dem. Elected as a Democrat to the Forty-first Congress (March 4, 1869 Ã¢?? March 3, 1871). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1870. He resumed the practice of law, and was elected mayor of Minneapolis in 1872 and 1874. He was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1874 to the Forty-fourth Congress. He served as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1876, and was a member of the Minnesota Senate in 1878 and 1879. He was an unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Minnesota in 1888.
Member United States House of Representatives (Democrat) from Minnesota, 41st Congress, 1869-1871. Member Minnesota Senate, 1878-1879.