John Wilson Edit Profile
Born in Peterborough, New Hampshire, Wilson graduated from Harvard University in 1799. He studied law.
He was admitted to the bar in 1802 at Peterborough, New Hampshire, and commenced practice in Belfast, Maine (then a district of Massachusetts). He served as a captain in the State militia. Wilson was elected as a Federalist to the Thirteenth Congress (March 4, 1813 – March 3, 1815).
He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1814 to the Fourteenth Congress. He resumed the practice of his profession in Belfast. He was elected to the Fifteenth Congress (March 4, 1817 – March 3, 1819).
He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1818. He engaged in the practice of law until his death in Belfast, Maine, August 9, 1848. He was interred in Grove Cemetery.
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