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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

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University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the James C. Wilson Biographical Sketch, 1874-1951



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Wilson, James C., 1874-1951
Title: Wilson (James C.) Biographical Sketch
Dates: 1874-1951
Abstract: 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.
Accession No.: 66-13
OCLC No.:
Extent: 1 vol.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

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.

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Scope and Contents

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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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Wilson, James C., 1874-1951 -- Archives
McCracken, Joseph H.
Subjects (Organizations)
United States. Congress (65th, 2nd session : 1917-1918). House
United States. Congress (66th, 2nd session : 1919-1920). House
United States. Congress -- History -- 20th century.
United States. Congress. House -- Biography.
Subjects
Legislators -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Legislators -- Texas -- History -- 20th century.
Lawyers -- Texas -- History -- 20th century.
Politicians -- Texas -- History -- 20th century.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

James C. Wilson Biographical Sketch, 1874-1951, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by WHR, September 1965.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2L417 Biographical sketch of James C. Wilson by Joseph H. McCracken III

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