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George Wilson

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George Wilson, American banker. member legislature of Dak; member of council, Wyo.

Background

Wilson, George was born on October 6, 1842 in Sac and Fox Agency, Iowa, United States. Son of George and Mary (Street) Wilson.

Education

Educated private schools and Masonic College, Lexigton, Missouri, until 16 years old. Unmarried.

Career

Was clerk, teacher, prospector, post-trader, contractor in the West. Returned to Missouri and engaged in banking till 1899 at Lexington, as cashier and later president La Fayette Company Bank. Was probate judge Laramie Company, Dak.

(most of which is now the State of Wyoming), 1868. Member legislature of Dak. Elected member of council, Wyoming Ty., 1869.

Carried to Governor Campbell for approval, 1st law giving woman the right to vote and hold office. Twice independent candidate for Congress, 5th Missouri district Was chairman Democratic Company Committee Laramie Company, when there. Democrat until Cleveland’s 2d nomination, from then non-partisan.

Works

  • Author: The Greenbackers and Their Doctrine, 1878. National Banking Examined, 1879. The Financial Philosophy, 1896.

Membership

Member legislature of Dak. Member of council, Wyo.

Connections

father:
George Wilson

mother:
Mary (Street) Wilson