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Session Office Position District Party
1913-1914 Representative Republican
1915-1916 Representative Majority Floor Leader Republican
 Counties   Philadelphia


12/06/1877 - 08/11/1937

WILSON, William Henry, a Representative from Philadelphia County; born, December 6, 1877 in the city of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa.; attended, Philadelphia High School; graduated, University of Pennsylvania, 1898; lawyer (1899-1937); appointed, assistant solicitor, city of Philadelphia (1901-1910); elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives as a Republican in 1912 and 1914; resigned from the House, December 28, 1915; director, Public Safety, city of Philadelphia (1916-1920); elected, United States Congress (1935-1937); unsuccessful campaign for reelction to Congress (1936); died, August 11, 1937 in Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California; interred, Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Los Angeles County, California. 

After 2 session(s) serving in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, WILLIAM H. WILSON went on to serve in congress