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George Washington Wilson (February 22, 1840 - November 27, 1909) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.


Wilson was born in Brighton, Ohio and attended the common schools and Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio.

In 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 August 7, 1866, and practiced in London, Ohio.

He served as prosecuting attorney of Madison County 1866-1870, a member of the State house of representatives 1871-1874 and served in the 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 27, 1909 and was interred in Kirkwood Cemetery.