Wilson, Henry

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Born: Feb 16, 1812 AD
Died: 1875 AD, at 63 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Politician, Senator


1812 – He was born on the 16th day of February this year in Farmington, New Hampshire.

 

1833 – He had his name legally changed by the legislature to Henry Wilson. He moved to Natick, Massachusetts and became a shoemaker.

 

1841 – He was a member of the state legislature from this year until 1852.

 

1848 – He was the owner and editor of the Boston Republican from this year until 1851.

 

1852 – He was an unsuccessful candidate for election in the Congress.

 

1853 – He was a delegate to the state constitutional convention and was an unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Massachusetts.

 

1855 – He was elected to the United States Senate by a coalition of Free-Soilers, Americans, and Democrats to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Edward Everett.

 

1859 – He was re-elected as a Republican this year, in 1865 and 1871.

 

1861 – He raised and commanded the Twenty-second Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry.]

 

1873 – He was elected Vice President of the United States on the Republican ticket with President Ulysses S. Grant. He served from this year until his death.

 

1875 – He died this year in the United States Capitol Building at Washington, DC.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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