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James Wilson

Born: 16-Aug-1835
Birthplace: Ayrshire, Scotland
Died: 26-Aug-1920
Location of death: Traer, IA
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Buckingham Cemetery, Traer, IA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Government
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Secretary of Agriculture, 1897-1913

Father: John Wilson
Mother: Jean McCosh
Wife: Esther Wilbur (m. 7-May-1863, eight children)

    University: Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA
    Administrator: Regent, Iowa State University (1870-74)
    Professor: Agriculture, Iowa Agricultural College, Ames, IA (1891-97)
    Administrator: Director, Experiment Station, Iowa Agricultural College, Ames, IA (1891-97)

    US Secretary of Agriculture (1897-1913)
    US Congressman, Iowa (1883-85)
    Iowa State Official Railway Commission (1878-83)
    US Congressman, Iowa (1873-77)
    Iowa State House of Representatives (1867-71, as Speaker 1870-71)
    Naturalized US Citizen 1852
    Agricultural Digest Editor


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