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George Washington Wilson
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 7th district
March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1897
|Preceded by||William E. Haynes|
|Succeeded by||Walter L. Weaver|
|Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the Madison County district
January 1, 1872 – January 4, 1874
|Preceded by||W. M. Beach|
|Succeeded by||R. C. McCloud|
|Member of the Ohio Senate
from the 11th district
January 7, 1878 – January 4, 1880
|Preceded by||William R. Warnock|
|Succeeded by||Thomas J. Pringle|
February 22, 1840|
|Died||November 25, 1909
|Resting place||Kirkwood Cemetery|
On August 8, 1862, he enlisted in the Ninety-fourth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry and was commissioned second lieutenant. While with First Regiment, United States Veteran Volunteer Engineers, he was promoted to First Lieutenant July 2, 1864, and afterward captain. He mustered out of the service October 1, 1865.
He studied law and was admitted to the bar on August 7, 1866, and practiced in London, Ohio. He served as prosecuting attorney of Madison County 1866–1870, a member of the Ohio House of Representatives 1871–1874, and served in the Ohio State Senate 1877–1881.
Wilson was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-third and Fifty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1897).
After that, he resumed the practice of law in London, Ohio and served as delegate to the 1896 Republican National Convention, mayor of New London and prosecuting attorney of Madison County.
He died in London, Ohio, November 25, 1909, and was interred in Kirkwood Cemetery.
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