Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Wilson, Joseph Franklin

Wilson, Joseph Franklin, a Representative from Texas; born in Corsicana, Navarro County, Tex., March 18, 1901; attended the elementary school at Corsicana; at the age of twelve moved to Memphis, Tex. (in the Panhandle), and attended the public schools until 1916; during the First World War enrolled at Peacock Military College, San Antonio, Tex., from September 1917 to June 1918 and at Tennessee Military Institute at Sweetwater from September 1918 to June 1919, advancing through the grades to first sergeant; graduated from Baylor University Law School, Waco, Tex., in 1923; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Dallas, Tex.; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1936; chairman of the Dallas County Democratic Executive Committee 1942-1945; district judge of the criminal district court of Texas in 1943 and 1944; elected as a Democrat to the Eightieth Congress (January 3, 1947-January 3, 1949). Reelected to the Eighty-first Congress.

WILSON, Joseph Gardner (cousin of James Willis Nesmith), a Representative from Oregon; born in Acworth, Sullivan County, N.H., December 13, 1826; moved with his parents to Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1828 and later to a farm near Reading, Hamilton County; attended the district schools until 1840 and Cary’s Academy from 1840 to 1842; was graduated from Marietta (Ohio) College in 1846; professor in Farmer’s College, near Cincinnati, in 1849; traveled through New England during 1850; was graduated from the Cincinnati Law School in 1852 and was admitted to the bar; moved to Oregon Territory in 1852 and commenced the practice of law in Salem, Oreg.; clerk of the Territorial legislature in 1853; first secretary of the Willamette Woolen Co. when it was established in 1854; prosecuting attorney of Marion County 1860-1862; associate judge of the State supreme court 1864-1866 and 1868-1870; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1870 to the Forty-second Congress; resumed the practice of his profession; elected as a Republican to the Forty-third Congress and served from March 4, 1873, until his death in Marietta, Washington County, Ohio, July 2, 1873; interment in Pioneer Cemetery, The Dalles, Oreg.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Wilson, Joseph Franklin," Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949 in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.2029 Original Sources, accessed March 1, 2024, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DAFMZKNEY4WVLX1.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Wilson, Joseph Franklin." Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949, in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.2029, Original Sources. 1 Mar. 2024. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DAFMZKNEY4WVLX1.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Wilson, Joseph Franklin' in Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949. cited in , U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.2029. Original Sources, retrieved 1 March 2024, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=DAFMZKNEY4WVLX1.