WILSON, EDGAR CAMPBELL, (son of Thomas Wilson of Virginia and father of Eugene McLanahan
Wilson), a Representative from Virginia; born in Morgantown, Monongalia County, Va. (now
West Virginia), October 18, 1800; completed preparatory studies; studied law; was admitted to the
bar June 24, 1832, and commenced practice in Morgantown; elected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the
Twenty-third Congress (March 4, 1833-March 3, 1835); was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection
in 1834 to the Twenty-fourth Congress; resumed the practice of law in Morgantown; appointed
prosecuting attorney in the circuit court of Marion County in 1842; died in Morgantown, Va. (now
West Virginia), April 24, 1860; interment in Oak Grove Cemetery.