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James Falconer Wilson ("Hon. James Falconer Wilson of Iowa","Jefferson Jim" Wilson,"Tama Jim" Wilson)

politician

James Falconer Wilson, American senator, congressman.

Background

Wilson, James Falconer was born on October 19, 1828 in Newark, Ohio, United States. Son of David S. and Kitty Ann (Bramble) Wilson.

Career

Delegate to Ia; director U.P. R.R., 1874-1882.

Membership

Member Iowa House of Representatives, 1857-1859. Member Iowa Senate, 1859-1861, helped revise Iowa code, 1860, president pro tem, 1861. Member United States House of Representatives (Republican) from Iowa, 37th-40th congresses, 1861-1869, chairman judiciary commission to forward abolition and Union program, trial manager impeachment proceedings against President Andrew Johnson, 1868.

Member United States Senate (Republican) from Iowa, 1883-1895.

Connections

Married Mary Jewett, May 25, 1852, 2 sons, 1 daughter.

mother:
Kitty Ann (Bramble) Wilson