John T. Wilson

Quill platform ID: p11276.

"(April 16, 1811 -- October 6, 1891) John Thomas Wilson was a(n) merchant, farmer, soldier, public servant, handler of loans and mortgages, and American politician. He was born in Bell, Highland County, Ohio. Wilson was appointed 1st lieutenant of Company E 7th Regiment of the Ohio Volunteer infantry (November 2, 1861) and was discharged as a captain (November 27, 1862). He was a member of the state senate (1863 - 1866). John was elected as a Republican to the 40th, 41st, 42nd Congresses (March 4, 1867 - March 3, 1873), where he served as chairman on the Committee on Agriculture (41st and 42nd Congresses). Wilson was not reelected in 1872. [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at]"

Member of Ohio Delegation—United States Fifteenth Amendment, Ohio Delegation—The Civil Rights Act of 1875.

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