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Vice President Henry Wilson

Former Vice President of the United States (and President of the Senate)

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.

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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
Photo of Vice President Henry Wilson [R, 1873-1875]

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