Wilson was Vice President of the United States (and President of the Senate) and was a Republican. He served from 1873 to 1875.
He was previously a senator from Massachusetts as a Republican from 1865 to 1873; a senator from Massachusetts as a Republican from 1859 to 1865; and a senator from Massachusetts as a Republican from 1855 to 1859.
Wilson faced an allegation of bribery and corruption in management of Union Pacific Railroad and Credit Mobilier of America. On Feb. 27, 1873, the Morrill Committee no formal recommendation, but he was reprimanded in report.
|Feb. 27, 1873||Morrill Committee no formal recommendation, but reprimanded in report|
The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress for the photo