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WILSON, William Edward (1870-1948)

WILSON, WILLIAM EDWARD, a Representative from Indiana; born in Mount Vernon, Posey County, Ind., March 9, 1870; attended the public schools and the Evansville Commercial College, with which he was associated as teacher, principal, and owner from 1888 to 1904; retired from school work and engaged in the insurance business at Evansville, Ind.; deputy auditor of Vanderburg County, Ind., 1910-1912; clerk of the circuit court of Vanderburg County 1912-1920; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1920 to the Sixty-seventh Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1923-March 3, 1925); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1924 to the Sixty-ninth Congress; engaged in banking and was later employed by the Chrysler Corp.; died in Evansville, Ind., September 29, 1948; interment in Oak Hill Cemetery.