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SAMUEL WILSON


Photo credit:

Meginness, John F., ed.  History of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania.  Chicago: Brown, Runk and Co., 1892.

 

Sessions

Session Position District Party
1871 Democrat
1872 Democrat
 Counties   Clinton, Lycoming, Snyder, Sullivan, Union

Biography

02/28/1831 - 12/19/1903

Lycoming, Snyder and Union Counties (1871), Clinton, Lycoming and Sullivan Counties (1872)

WILSON, Samuel, a Representative from Lycoming, Clinton, Snyder, Sullivan and  Union Counties; born, February 28, 1831 in Lewisburg, Union County, Pa. attended, Lewisburg Academy; graduated, Bucknell University, 1852; first lieutenant, Company B, 89th Regiment, 8th Pennsylvania Volunteer Calvary (1861-1862, Civil War; prisoner of war, 1862); lieutenant colonel, Company L, 89th Regiment, 8th Pennsylvania Volunteer Calvary (1862- 1864, Civil War); engaged, railroad construction, Ohio and Mississippi Railroad (1852-1854) and North American and European Railroad (1854-1856); employed, foundry and machine shop (1857-1861); engaged, oil business; elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1871 and 1872 terms; not a candidate for reelection to the House for the 1873 term; elected, sheriff, Lycoming County (1879-1882); engaged, real estate; elected, deputy collector of Internal Revenue, Lycoming, Potter, Tioga, and Bradford Counties (1886-1889); elected, treasurer, Williamsport and Binghamton Railroad Company (1891); board manager, Edison Electric Illuminating Company; director, Williamsport Bridge Company; died, December 19, 1903 in Lewisburg, Union County, Pennsylvania; interred, Lewisburg Cemetery, Lewisburg, Union County, Pennsylvania.