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Henry WILSON

American Henry WILSON

born Jeremiah Jones COLBATH

18th Vice President of the United States

Source :  Tim DOWLING

Born: on February 16, 1812 in Farmington, New Hampshire, USA
Died: on November 22, 1875 in Washington, D.C., USA


Biography

Wilson was born Jeremiah Jones Colbath in Farmington, New Hampshire. In 1833 he had his name legally changed by the legislature to Henry Wilson. Henry Wilson moved to Natick, Massachusetts in 1833 and became a shoemaker. He attended several local academies, and also taught school in Natick, where he later engaged in the manufacture of shoes. He was a member of the state legislature between 1841 and 1852, and was owner and editor of the Boston Republican from 1848 to 1851.

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- Category American politician