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Wilson, Riley Joseph, 1871-1947

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Personal name headingWilson, Riley Joseph, 1871-1947
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Associated placeHarrisonburg (La.)
Birth date1871-11-12
Death date1947-02-23
Place of birthLouisiana
Place of deathRuston (La.)
AffiliationUnited States. Congress. House
Beeson College (Arcadia, La.)
Iuka Normal Institute (Miss.)
Harrisonburg High School
Profession or occupationLegislator Principal Judge
Found inNUCMC data from Library of Congress Manuscript Division for Newell, F. Papers, 1885-1931 (Wilson, Riley Joseph; b. 1871; d. 1947)
Bio. dir. U.S. Cong., 1989 (Wilson, Riley Joseph; d. 1946; U.S. rep. from La., 1915-1937)
NYT obit., Feb. 25, 1947 (Riley Joseph Wilson; La. congressman; d. Feb. 23, 1947, at age 74 of heart attack)
Biog. dir. of the U.S. Congress, viewed online, Sept. 6, 2017 (WILSON, Riley Joseph, a Representative from Louisiana; born near Goldonna, Winn Parish, La., Nov. 12, 1871; attended the public schools and Beeson College, Arcadia, La.; was graduated from Iuka (Miss.) Normal Institute in 1894; principal of Harrisonburg High School 1895-1897; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1898 and commenced practice in Harrisonburg, La.; member of the State constitutional convention in 1898; edited the Catahoula News 1898-1904; member of the State house of representatives 1900-1904; district attorney of the eighth judicial district from Dec. 1, 1904, until his resignation on May 1, 1910, to accept a judicial appointment; judge of the eighth judicial district from May 1, 1910, until his resignation on Dec. 1, 1914, having been elected to Congress; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1920; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-fourth and to the ten succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1915-January 3, 1937); chairman, Committee on Elections No. 1 (Sixty-fifth Congress), Committee on Flood Control (Seventy-second through Seventy-fourth Congresses); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1936; unsuccessful candidate for Governor in 1928; retired from public and political activities; died in Ruston, La., Feb. 23, 1946)