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Encyclopedia > Robert Wilson (Missouri)

Robert Wilson (November 1803 – May 10, 1870) was a United States Senator from Missouri. is the 130th day of the year (131st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1870 (MDCCCLXX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... The United States Senate is the upper house of the U.S. Congress, smaller than the United States House of Representatives. ... Official language(s) English Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City Largest metro area St Louis Metro[1] Area  Ranked 21st  - Total 69,709 sq mi (180,693 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 300 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ...

Robert Wilson

Born near Staunton, Virginia, he moved to Howard County, Missouri in 1820 and taught school. In 1825 he was probate judge of Howard County and was clerk of the circuit and county courts from 1829 to 1840. In 1837 he was appointed brigadier general of the State forces and served during the so-called Mormon War. He studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in 1840. Wilson moved to Huntsville, Missouri and was a member of the Missouri House of Representatives in 1844; in 1852 he moved to Andrew County, Missouri and in 1854 was a member of the Missouri Senate. West Beverley Street in downtown Staunton Staunton is an independent city within the confines of Augusta County in the commonwealth of Virginia. ... Howard County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Probate is the legal process of settling the estate of a deceased person; specifically, resolving all claims and distributing the decedents property. ... A Brigadier General, or one-star general, is the lowest rank of general officer in the United States and some other countries, ranking just above Colonel and just below Major General. ... The Mormon War is a name sometimes given to the 1838 conflict which occurred between Latter-day Saints (Mormons) and their neighbors in the northwestern region of the U.S. state of Missouri. ... A bar association is a body of lawyers who, in some jurisdictions, are responsible for the regulation of the legal profession. ... Huntsville is a city located in Randolph County, Missouri. ... The Missouri State House of Representatives is the lower chamber of the Missouri General Assembly It has 163 members, representing districts with an average size of 31,000 residents. ... Andrew County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... The Missouri State Senate is the upper chamber of the Missouri General Assembly It has 34 members, representing districts with an average size of 160,000 residents. ...


In 1861, Wilson was a Union delegate to the Missouri Constitutional Convention (1861-63) called to determine the attitude on secession in 1861 and was elected vice president of the convention, later acting as president. He was appointed as a Unionist to the U.S. Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the expulsion of Waldo P. Johnson and served from January 17, 1862, to November 13, 1863, when a successor was elected. He engaged in agricultural pursuits and in 1870 he died in Marshall, Missouri. Interment was in Mount Mora Cemetery, St. Joseph, Missouri. The Missouri Constitutional Convention (1861-63) was a constitutional convention in the American Civil War that decided that Missouri stay in the Union and also evicted the elected governor to create a provisional government during the war. ... Waldo Porter Johnson (September 16, 1817 – August 14, 1885) was a United States Senator from Missouri, and later a member of the Confederate Congress during the American Civil War. ... January 17 is the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1862 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... is the 317th day of the year (318th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1863 (MDCCCLXIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Marshall is a city located in Saline County, Missouri. ... Saint Joseph (also known as St. ...


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Preceded by
Waldo P. Johnson
United States Senator (Class 3) from Missouri
1862–1863
Served alongside: John B. Henderson
Succeeded by
B. Gratz Brown

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seMissourian.com: Story: Robert Wilson (150 words)
Wilson was a 1933 graduate of Central High School, and attended Southeast Missouri State University.
He was employed 35 years with Missouri Division of Employment Security, where he was assistant director 17 years, and retired in 1979.
Wilson was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church.
Robert Wilson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (211 words)
Robert R. Wilson is a physicist, director of Fermilab from 1969 to 1978.
Robert Woodrow Wilson is a Nobel laureate in physics, co-discoverer of the cosmic microwave background radiation.
Robert Wilson (politician), a politician in Manitoba, Canada, who was expelled from the provincial legislature after a criminal conviction.
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