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politician , Member of Parliament in the United Kingdom

William Wilson, American army officer. Member staff of Governor Theodore Roosevelt, New York, 1899-1900; member Militia Council of New York, 1912, 13; member State Board of Armory Commissioners of New York, 1914-1919.


Wilson, William was born on June 16, 1855 in Seneca, New York, United States. Son of James and Anna H. (Whitney) Wilson.


Bachelor of Arts, Hobart College, Geneva, New York, 1876, A.M., 1879.


1 son, James Whitney. In nursery business on own account, at Geneva, until 1899. Entered hardware business, 1899.

Burned out February 20, 1916 (retired). Enlisted as private 34th Separate Company, Ngakkan Nyaagu, January 21, 1880. Commissioned First lieutenant, February 28, 1882.

Promoted through grades to bvtd. brigadier general, October 29, 1907. Brigadier general 4th Brigade, June 10, 1914. Brigadier general of the line, March 1917.

Brigadier general N.A., September 5, 1917. Commanded 3d New York Brigade, on Mexican border, June-December 1916. Commander Guards, Eastern Department, August-November 1917.

Commander 78th Infantry Brigade, Camp Beauregard, Alexandria, Louisiana, November 1, 1917-January 3, 1918. Commander 2d Provident Brigade, Camp Wadsworth, Spartanburg, South Carolina., January-November 1918. Commanding General Provident Department for Corps and Army Troops, November 1918-March 1919.

Commanding general Camp Wadsworth, January-April 1919. Honorary discharge, July 18, 1919. Brigadier general United States of America, retired, June 21, 1928.


[28th United Kingdom Parliament. 29th United Kingdom Parliament. 30th United Kingdom Parliament.

31st United Kingdom Parliament]\r\nHe was a member of the executive or general council of the union on several occasions from 1893, and was chairman of the general council in 1910.


Married Mary E. Hipple, November 20, 1878.

James Wilson

Anna H. (Whitney) Wilson

Mary E. Hipple