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WILSON (Soundex W425) — See also FREEMAN-WILSON, HILSON, MILSON, SOLWIN, WALSEN, WELSON, WILLSON, WILSCHKE, WILSEY, WILSHIRE, WILSNACK, WILSON-ALLEN, WILSONS, WILSTACH, WOHLSEN, WOOLSON.

  Wilson, O. — of Omaha, Douglas County, Neb. Member of Nebraska state senate, 1873. Burial location unknown.
  Wilson, O. — of Salem, Marion County, Ore. Mayor of Salem, Ore., 1920. Burial location unknown.
  Wilson, O. K. — of Veblen, Marshall County, S.Dak. Member of South Dakota state house of representatives 32nd District, 1899-1900. Burial location unknown.
  Wilson, O. O. — of Calhoun County, Mich. Democrat. Candidate for Michigan state house of representatives from Calhoun County 1st District, 1926. Burial location unknown.
  Wilson, Oliver C. — Socialist. Candidate for Governor of Iowa, 1914. Burial location unknown.
  Wilson, Oliver C. — of Illinois. Socialist. Delegate to Socialist National Convention from Illinois, 1920. Burial location unknown.
  Wilson, Oren Elbridge — also known as Oren E. Wilson — of Albany, Albany County, N.Y. Accountant; mayor of Albany, N.Y., 1894-95. Interment at Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, N.Y.
  Wilson, Orme, Jr. (1885-1966) — of Manhattan, New York County, N.Y. Born in New York, New York County, N.Y., November 13, 1885. Served in the U.S. Army during World War I; Foreign Service officer; U.S. Consul General in Prague, 1935; U.S. Ambassador to Haiti, 1944-46. Episcopalian. Died in 1966 (age about 80 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Marshall Orme Wilson and Caroline Schermerhorn (Astor) Wilson; married 1910 to Alice Borland.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Wilson, Orville — of Elko, Elko County, Nev. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Nevada, 1952. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Wilson, Oscar A. — of Blacksburg, Montgomery County, Va. Democrat. Postmaster at Blacksburg, Va., 1835-37. Burial location unknown.
  Wilson, Otto J. — of Salem, Marion County, Ore. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oregon, 1960 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization). Still living as of 1960.
  Wilson, P. H. — of Wayne County, W.Va. Member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Wayne County, 1893-94. Burial location unknown.
  Wilson, Palmer See W. Palmer Wilson
  Wilson, Pat M. — of Mason County, W.Va. Democrat. Member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Mason County, 1917-18, 1923-24; defeated, 1928. Burial location unknown.
  Wilson, Patrick — of Hato Rey, San Juan Municipio, Puerto Rico. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Puerto Rico, 1972. Still living as of 1972.
  Wilson, Patty See Lenore Wilson
  Wilson, Mrs. Paul Caldwell See Frances Perkins
  Wilson, Paul W. — of Dresden, Weakley County, Tenn. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Tennessee, 1960. Still living as of 1960.
  Wilson, Peggy (born c.1937) — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born about 1937. Republican. Candidate for U.S. Senator from Louisiana, 1996; delegate to Republican National Convention from Louisiana, 2004. Female. Still living as of 2004.
  Wilson, Peggy (b. 1945) — of North Carolina; Wrangell, Alaska. Born in Anamosa, Jones County, Iowa, September 8, 1945. Republican. Registered nurse; member of North Carolina state house of representatives, 1980; member of Alaska state house of representatives 2nd District, 2001-. Female. Member, Rotary. Still living as of 2001.
  Wilson, Percy — of Silver City, Grant County, N.M. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Mexico, 1928 (member, Committee to Notify Presidential Nominee), 1936 (alternate). Burial location unknown.
  Wilson, Percy C. (d. 1950) — of Gratiot County, Mich. Democrat. Nominated in primary for Michigan state house of representatives from Gratiot County 1950, but died before election. Died in 1950. Burial location unknown.
  Wilson, Perry — of Le Sueur County, Minn. Member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 19, 1872. Burial location unknown.
  Wilson, Pete See Peter S. Wilson
  Wilson, Pete See Peter Barton Wilson
Peter A. Wilson Wilson, Peter A. — of Winston (now part of Winston-Salem), Forsyth County, N.C. Tailor; hotel owner; mayor of Winston, N.C., 1860-61, 1882-83; member of North Carolina house of commons from Forsyth County, 1866-67; member of North Carolina state senate 34th District, 1868-69. Burial location unknown.
  Image source: City of Winston-Salem
  Wilson, Peter Barton (b. 1933) — also known as Pete Wilson — of San Diego, San Diego County, Calif.; Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Lake Forest, Lake County, Ill., August 23, 1933. Republican. Member of California state assembly, 1967-71; mayor of San Diego, Calif., 1971-82; U.S. Senator from California, 1983-91; Governor of California, 1991-99; delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1992, 2008, 2012 (delegation chair). Presbyterian. Still living as of 2014.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Wilson, Peter S. (1932-1992) — also known as Pete Wilson — of Johnstown, Fulton County, N.Y. Born in Johnstown, Fulton County, N.Y., 1932. Republican. Mayor of Johnstown, N.Y., 1963-75. Died in 1992 (age about 60 years). Interment somewhere in Johnstown, N.Y.
  Wilson, Philip S. — of Sussex County, N.J. Member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Sussex County, 1917-18. Burial location unknown.
  Wilson, Philo — of Canandaigua, Lenawee County, Mich. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1860. Burial location unknown.
  Wilson, Platt — of Kemmerer, Lincoln County, Wyo. Democrat. Wyoming Democratic state chair, 1939; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Wyoming, 1940; member of Wyoming state senate, 1950. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Wilson, Purman — of Purcell, McClain County, Okla. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 1944. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Wilson, Pusey — of Wilmington, New Castle County, Del. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Delaware, 1856. Burial location unknown.
  Wilson, Q. — of Salem, Marion County, Ore. Mayor of Salem, Ore., 1865. Burial location unknown.
  Wilson, R. B. — of Goodhue County, Minn. Member of Minnesota state house of representatives District 9, 1867. Burial location unknown.
  Wilson, R. David — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Democrat. Candidate in primary for Michigan state house of representatives 19th District, 1968. Still living as of 1968.
  Wilson, R. H. — Democrat. Oklahoma superintendent of public instruction; elected 1918. Burial location unknown.
  Wilson, R. M. — of Logan, Logan County, W.Va. Democrat. Mayor of Logan, W.Va., 1945-48. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Wilson, R. T. See Ralph Traywick Wilson
  Wilson, R. Walker — of Campbellsville, Taylor County, Ky. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1932. Burial location unknown.
  Wilson, Ralph — of Paris, Lamar County, Tex. Grocer; candidate for mayor of Paris, Tex., 1940. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Wilson, Ralph — of Natchitoches, Natchitoches Parish, La. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1996 (alternate), 2000. Still living as of 2000.
  Wilson, Ralph F. — of Middlebourne, Tyler County, W.Va. Democrat. Chair of Tyler County Democratic Party, 1940-42; candidate for West Virginia state house of delegates from Tyler County, 1958. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Wilson, Ralph P. (b. 1890) — of Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb. Born in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Neb., November 5, 1890. Lawyer; served in the U.S. Army during World War I; member of Nebraska state house of representatives, 1923. Congregationalist. Member, Beta Theta Pi; Phi Delta Phi; Lions; Freemasons. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Henry H. Wilson and Emma (Parks) Wilson; married, August 14, 1919, to Calla W. Johnson.
  Wilson, Ralph Traywick — also known as R. T. Wilson — of Laurens, Laurens County, S.C. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1928; member of South Carolina state senate from Laurens County, 1949-56. Burial location unknown.
  Wilson, Randy — of Glencoe, McLeod County, Minn. Mayor of Glencoe, Minn.; elected 2012. Still living as of 2012.
  Wilson, Raymond L. — of Newark, Wayne County, N.Y. Mayor of Newark, N.Y., 1947-49, 1959. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Wilson, Reed — of Lexington, Fayette County, Ky. Mayor of Lexington, Ky., 1937. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Wilson, Respess S. — U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, 1946-53. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Wilson, Reuben — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Republican. Candidate for New York state assembly from Kings County 18th District, 1922. Burial location unknown.
  Wilson, Reuben F. — of Niagara County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Niagara County 2nd District, 1853-54. Burial location unknown.
  Wilson, Richard H. — of Hunterdon County, N.J. Member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Hunterdon County, 1866-67. Burial location unknown.
  Wilson, Richard H. — of Metuchen, Middlesex County, N.J. Mayor of Metuchen, N.J., 1904. Burial location unknown.
  Wilson, Richard L. — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Whig. Postmaster at Chicago, Ill., 1849-50. Burial location unknown.
  Wilson, Richard W. — Populist candidate for U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 20th District, 1988. Still living as of 1988.
  Wilson, Riley A. — of Savannah, Wayne County, N.Y. Republican. Member of New York state assembly from Wayne County, 1914-16. Burial location unknown.
  Wilson, Riley Joseph (1871-1946) — also known as Riley J. Wilson — of Harrisonburg, Catahoula Parish, La.; Ruston, Lincoln Parish, La. Born in Winn Parish, La., 1871. Democrat. Lawyer; U.S. Representative from Louisiana 5th District, 1915-37; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1920. Member, Freemasons; Knights of Pythias; Woodmen of the World; Columbian Woodmen. Died in 1946 (age about 75 years). Interment at Greenwood Cemetery, Ruston, La.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Wilson, Ripley (1887-1917) — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Born in Chicago, Cook County, Ill., December 29, 1887. U.S. Vice & Deputy Consul General in Moscow, 1911; U.S. Vice Consul in London, as of 1916; U.S. Consul in London, as of 1917. Died October 2, 1917 (age 29 years, 277 days). Burial location unknown.
  Wilson, Rob — of Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, S.Dak. Democrat. Candidate for South Dakota state senate 9th District, 2010. Still living as of 2010.
  Wilson, Robert — of Fairfield, Fairfield County, Conn. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Fairfield, 1824, 1826-27, 1834. Burial location unknown.
  Wilson, Robert (1793-1856) — also known as "Honest Bob" — of Texas. Born in Easton, Talbot County, Md., December 7, 1793. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; delegate to Texas Convention of 1832 from District of San Jacinto, 1832; served in the Texas Army during the Texas War of Independence; member of Texas Republic Senate from District of Harrisburg and Liberty, 1836-38, 1839; candidate for President of the Texas Republic, 1838, 1843; delegate to Texas state constitutional convention, 1845. Member, Freemasons. Expelled from Texas Republic Senate, December 26, 1838, for using profanity and disclosing secrecy; subsequently returned to office. Died May 25, 1856 (age 62 years, 170 days). Original interment in private or family graveyard; reinterment at Glenwood Cemetery, Houston, Tex.
  Wilson, Robert (1803-1870) — of St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Mo. Born in Virginia, 1803. Member of Missouri state legislature, 1840; U.S. Senator from Missouri, 1862-63. Died in 1870 (age about 67 years). Interment at Mt. Mora Cemetery, St. Joseph, Mo.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Wilson, Robert — of Mechanicsburg, Cumberland County, Pa. Republican. Postmaster at Mechanicsburg, Pa., 1863-68. Burial location unknown.
  Wilson, Robert — of Bismarck, Burleigh County, Dakota Territory (now N.Dak.). Member Dakota territorial council, 1877-78. Burial location unknown.
  Wilson, Robert — of Weston, Fairfield County, Conn. Republican. Candidate for Connecticut state house of representatives from Weston, 1926. Burial location unknown.
  Wilson, Robert — of Parkersburg, Wood County, W.Va. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1928, 1932. Burial location unknown.
  Wilson, Robert — of Jasper, Walker County, Ala. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1972. Still living as of 1972.
  Wilson, Robert — American candidate for U.S. Representative from South Carolina 4th District, 1986. Still living as of 1986.
  Wilson, Robert — of Illinois. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 2000. Still living as of 2000.
  Wilson, Robert — of River Rouge, Wayne County, Mich. Candidate for mayor of River Rouge, Mich., 2003, 2005. Still living as of 2005.
  Wilson, Robert A. — of Grant County, Wis. Prohibition candidate for Wisconsin state assembly from Grant County 1st District, 1902. Burial location unknown.
  Wilson, Robert A. — of Fenton, Genesee County, Mich. Democrat. Candidate in primary for delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from 13th Senatorial District, 1961. Still living as of 1961.
  Wilson, Robert B. M. — of Tazewell County, Ill. Democrat. Delegate to Illinois state constitutional convention from Tazewell County, 1862; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1868. Burial location unknown.
  Wilson, Robert Carlton (1916-1999) — also known as Bob Wilson — of Chula Vista, San Diego County, Calif.; San Diego, San Diego County, Calif. Born in Calexico, Imperial County, Calif., April 5, 1916. Republican. Served in the U.S. Army during World War II; U.S. Representative from California, 1953-81 (30th District 1953-63, 36th District 1963-73, 40th District 1973-75, 41st District 1975-81). Presbyterian or Baptist. Member, American Legion; Rotary; Elks; Jaycees. Died August 21, 1999 (age 83 years, 138 days). Interment at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, Calif.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Wilson, Robert E. — of Tucson, Pima County, Ariz. U.S. Vice Consul in Mazatlan, as of 1938; Buenos Aires, as of 1940; Bahia Blanca, 1942; Rosario, 1942-43. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Wilson, Robert G. — of Wolcott, New Haven County, Conn. Democrat. Candidate for Connecticut state house of representatives from Wolcott, 1946. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Wilson, Robert G. — of Raleigh County, W.Va. Republican. Candidate for West Virginia state house of delegates 22nd District, 1984. Still living as of 1984.
  Wilson, Robert Gardiner, Jr. — also known as Robert G. Wilson, Jr. — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1936 (member, Committee on Rules and Order of Business), 1940. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Wilson, Robert H. — of Tarentum, Allegheny County, Pa. Republican. Postmaster at Tarentum, Pa., 1890-92. Burial location unknown.
  Wilson, Robert H. — of Dover, Kent County, Del. Member of Delaware state house of representatives from Kent County, 1897-98. Burial location unknown.
  Wilson, Robert H. — of Delhi Mills, Washtenaw County, Mich. Democrat. Candidate for supervisor of Delhi Township, Michigan, 1916. Burial location unknown.
  Wilson, Robert H. — of Littlestown, Adams County, Pa. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1936. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Wilson, Robert I. — of Jamestown, Chautauqua County, N.Y. Dry candidate for delegate to New York convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933. Burial location unknown.
  Wilson, Robert J. — of Kewanee, Henry County, Ill. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1924; postmaster at Kewanee, Ill., 1934-40. Burial location unknown.
  Wilson, Robert K. — of Lansing Township, Ingham County, Mich. Democrat. Democratic candidate for supervisor of Lansing Township, Michigan, 1957, 1959 (primary). Still living as of 1959.
  Wilson, Robert L. — of Northampton County, Pa. Socialist. Candidate for Pennsylvania state senate 18th District, 1922. Burial location unknown.
  Wilson, Robert M. — of Perryville, Perry County, Mo. Democrat. Chair of Perry County Democratic Party, 1903. Burial location unknown.
  Wilson, Robert Patterson Clark (1834-1916) — also known as Robert P. C. Wilson — of Platte City, Platte County, Mo. Born in Boonville, Cooper County, Mo., August 8, 1834. Democrat. Lawyer; member of Kansas state house of representatives, 1861; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Platte County 1st District, 1871-72; Speaker of the Missouri State House of Representatives, 1871-72; member of Missouri state senate 3rd District, 1877-80; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1888 (speaker); U.S. Representative from Missouri 4th District, 1889-93. Died in Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo., December 21, 1916 (age 82 years, 135 days). Interment at Marshall Cemetery, Platte City, Mo.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Wilson, Robert T., Jr. — also known as Bob Wilson — of Alabama. Democrat. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Alabama 4th District, 1996; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 2000. Still living as of 2000.
  Wilson, Robert Z. — of Pennsylvania. Socialist. Candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania, 1950. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Wilson, Roger A. (b. 1963) — of Georgia. Born in Walhalla, Oconee County, S.C., 1963. Candidate for secretary of state of Georgia, 1996. Still living as of 2005.
  Wilson, Roger B. (b. 1948) — of Boone County, Mo. Born in Boone County, Mo., October 10, 1948. Democrat. School teacher and principal; member of Missouri state senate; elected 1979, 1980, 1984, 1988; Lieutenant Governor of Missouri, 1993-2000; Governor of Missouri, 2000-01; Missouri Democratic state chair, 2004-07. Member, Freemasons. Still living as of 2014.
  See also Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier
  Wilson, Ron — Democrat. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 18th District, 1989; member of Texas state house of representatives 131st District; elected 1992; elected unopposed 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002. Still living as of 2002.
  Wilson, Ronald C. — of Gratiot County, Mich. Democrat. Candidate for Michigan state house of representatives from Gratiot County, 1960. Still living as of 1960.
  Wilson, Ronald E. — of Hancock County, W.Va. Democrat. Member of West Virginia state house of delegates from Hancock County; elected 1970. Still living as of 1970.
  Wilson, Ronald G. — of Cadillac, Wexford County, Mich. Mayor of Cadillac, Mich., 1970-71. Still living as of 1971.
  Wilson, Ross L. (b. 1955) — of Maryland. Born in 1955. Foreign Service officer; U.S. Ambassador to Azerbaijan, 2000-03; Turkey, 2005-08. Still living as of 2008.
  See also U.S. State Dept career summary
  Wilson, Roxanne — of West Columbia, Lexington County, S.C. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from South Carolina, 2008. Female. Still living as of 2008.
  Wilson, Roy A. — of Omaha, Douglas County, Neb. Delegate to Nebraska state constitutional convention, 1919-20. Burial location unknown.
  Wilson, Roy A. — of New Philadelphia, Tuscarawas County, Ohio. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1920. Burial location unknown.
  Wilson, Russell (1876-1946) — of Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio. Born in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, November 10, 1876. Mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio, 1930-37. Died November 27, 1946 (age 70 years, 17 days). Interment at Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.


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