A Guide to the James C. Wilson Biographical Sketch, 1874-1951
Congressman James Clifton Wilson (1874-1951) was born in Palo Pinto, Texas, and graduated from the University of Texas with a law degree in 1896. After practicing law as the assistant prosecuting attorney (1898-1900) and prosecuting attorney of Parker County (1902-1908), Wilson was appointed as the assistant district attorney of Tarrant County (1912-1913) and served as chairman of the Democratic County Executive Committee. Subsequently, he was the United States attorney for the northern district of Texas from 1913 to 1917. Wilson served in the U.S. House of Representatives from March 1917 until his appointment by President Woodrow Wilson as a judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas in 1919.
Source: “Wilson, James Clifton.” Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed August 9, 2011.http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=W000593.
The James C. Wilson Biographical Sketch, 1874-1951, by Joseph H. McCracken III, documents Wilson’s life and career as an attorney, politician, and judge.
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James C. Wilson Biographical Sketch, 1874-1951, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
This collection was processed by WHR, September 1965.
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