WILSON, HON. J. H., was born in 1841, in Monroe township, Clarion county, on the farm where he lives, and which
he has owned for a number of years. He received his education in the public schools of Monroe township and in Reid
Institute, at Reidsburg, Pa. At sixteen he began teaching in the public schools, and followe.d that vocation until
he was twenty years of age. Afterwards he engaged in the mercantile business, in which he continued for ten years.
In 1874 Mr. Wilson was elected a member of the House of Representatives in the Pennsylvania Legislature, and served
two terms. For a number of years he has been a successful farmer, while at the same time he has extended his operations
in other lines of business, which gave him a large acquaintance in this and adjoining counties.
In 1886 Mr. Wilson was nominated and elected State senator for the Thirty eighth senatorial district, consisting
of the counties of Cameron, Clarion, Elk and Forest. During the biennial session of 1887, just closed, he has served
his constituents faithfully, and won the confidence and esteem of the people and his fellow senators.
His course in the performance of his legislative duties was such as to enable him to obtain for his constituents
the enactment of such laws as they desired without delay of their bills either in committee or elsewhere, and thus
he has proven himself useful to his people, as well as capable.
On September 18, 1866, Mr. Wilson married Miss Minerva J. Frampton, daughter of Samuel Frampton, and the years
that have passed brought them conjugal happiness and worldly prosperity. Seven children, four boys and three girls
have blessed this union.
History of Clarion County, Pennsylvania
With Illustrations and Biographical Sketches
of some of its prominent pioneers.
EDITED BY: A. J. Davis
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Clairion County Pennsylvania Biographies
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