Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Wilson, Eugene McLanahan

Wilson, Eugene McLanahan (son of Edgar Campbell Wilson, grandson of Thomas Wilson of Virginia, and great-grandson of Isaac Griffin), a Representative from Minnesota; born in Morgantown, Monongalia County, Va. (now West Virginia), December 25, 1833; attended the common schools and Morgantown Academy; was graduated from Jefferson College, Canonsburg, Pa., in 1852; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1855 and commenced practice in Winona, Minn.; United States attorney for the district of Minnesota with residence in Minneapolis 1857-1861; continued the practice of law in Minneapolis; served in the Union Army during the Civil War as captain of Company A, First Minnesota Mounted Rangers; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-first Congress (March 4, 1869-March 3, 1871); was not a candidate for renomination in 1870; resumed the practice of law; elected mayor of Minneapolis in 1872 and 1874; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1874 to the Forty-fourth Congress; delegate to the Democratic National Convention at St. Louis in 1876; member of the State senate in 1878 and 1879; unsuccessful candidate for Governor in 1888; died while on a visit to regain his health in Nassau, New Providence Island, British West Indies, April 10, 1890; interment in Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minn.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Wilson, Eugene McLanahan," 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.2026 Original Sources, accessed June 7, 2023, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=GDBSWF3QI1U1UK3.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Wilson, Eugene McLanahan." 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.2026, Original Sources. 7 Jun. 2023. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=GDBSWF3QI1U1UK3.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Wilson, Eugene McLanahan' 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.2026. Original Sources, retrieved 7 June 2023, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=GDBSWF3QI1U1UK3.