John Thomas Wilson

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John Thomas Wilson
Hon. John T. Wilson, Ohio - NARA - 527371.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 11th district
In office
March 4, 1867 – March 3, 1873
Preceded by Hezekiah S. Bundy
Succeeded by Hezekiah S. Bundy
Member of the Ohio Senate
from the 7th district
In office
January 4, 1864 – January 5, 1868
Preceded by Benjamin F. Coates
Succeeded by James Emmett
Personal details
Born (1811-03-16)March 16, 1811
Bell, Highland County, Ohio
Died October 6, 1891(1891-10-06) (aged 80)
Tranquility, Ohio
Resting place Tranquility Cemetery
Political party Republican
Military service
Allegiance United States United States
Service/branch United States Union Army
Years of service 1861-1862
Rank Union army cpt rank insignia.jpg Captain
Unit Ohio 70th Ohio Infantry

John Thomas Wilson (March 16, 1811 – October 6, 1891) was a soldier, attorney and U.S. Representative from Ohio.


Wilson was born in the village of Bell in rural Highland County, Ohio. As a child, he received a limited schooling and did not have a higher education. He engaged in mercantile and agricultural pursuits.

During the American Civil War, he was appointed as the first lieutenant of Company E, Seventieth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry on November 2, 1861. He was discharged as a captain on November 27, 1862.

He was a member of the Ohio Senate from 1863 to 1866 and was elected as a Republican to the Fortieth, Forty-first, and Forty-second Congresses (serving from March 4, 1867 until March 3, 1873). He was also a chairman on the Committee on Agriculture (Forty-first and Forty-second Congresses). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1872 to the Forty-third Congress.

He died in the village of Tranquillity (near what is now known as Seaman), Adams County, Ohio, at the age of eighty. He is buried in Tranquillity Cemetery. Restored by Ralph and Patricia Alexander, The John T. Wilson Homestead Wilson built and lived in Tranquillity, Ohio still can be visited by the public.


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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Hezekiah S. Bundy
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 11th congressional district

March 4, 1867 – March 3, 1873
Succeeded by
Hezekiah S. Bundy

History of John T. Wilson