Horace Wilder Edit Profile
He moved to Virginia, where he taught school, and was admitted to the bar January, 1826. He returned to Connecticut, then moved to Ohio in 1827. He settled in Ashtabula in 1828, where he was admitted to the Ohio bar.
In 1833, Wilder was elected Prosecuting Attorney of Ashtabula County. He represented Ashtabula County in the Ohio House of Representatives in the 33rd General Assembly, (December, 1834–June, 1835). In 1855, Wilder was elected Common Please Judge for a seven-year term.
In 1863, he was appointed by Governor Tod to the Ohio Supreme Court to fill the vacancy from resigned Gholson. The next year he was elected to fill the remainder of Gholson's term, but was not nominated for re-election. He resumed private practice in Ashtabula, and moved to Red Wing, Minnesota,in May, 1867, where he died December 26, 1889.
Wilder was married March 27, 1833 to Phoebe Jerusha Coleman in Ashtabula. They had five children.