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WILSON, Stanyarne (1860-1928)

WILSON, STANYARNE, a Representative from South Carolina; born in Yorkville (now York), S.C., January 10, 1860; attended Kings Mountain Military School and Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Va.; studied law; was admitted to the bar by an act of the legislature in 1880, then being a minor; settled in Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, S.C., in 1881; practiced law and was also interested in cotton manufactures, gold mining, iron works, and agriculture; member of the State house of representatives 1884-1886 and 1890-1892; served in the State senate 1892-1895; member of the State constitutional convention in 1895; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-fourth, Fifty-fifth, and Fifty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1901); continued the practice of law in Spartanburg, S.C., and later in Richmond, Va., where he moved in 1913; returned to Spartanburg, S.C., in January 1928, and died there February 14, 1928; interment in Church of the Advent Cemetery.

South Carolina Historical Society
Charleston, SC
Papers: 1901, 1 item.
A letter from John Stanyarne Wilson to the Commissioners of Pensions written on February 21, 1901. In the letter, Stanyarne Wilson requests an application to secure the continuance of the pension of Mrs. A.F. Shiver, widow of Col. William Shiver, a veteran of the Seminole War.

  • Wilson, Stanyarne. Bankruptcy bill. Speech of Hon. Stanyarne Wilson ... in Feb. 17, 1898. Washington: [Government Printing Office], 1898.