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[Library of Congress]


18th Vice President (1873-1875)

Biographical Data
Religious Views
References, Links, & Further Reading

Education: little formal education

Occupation: shoemaker, teacher

Political Affiliation: Whig, Know-Nothing, Republican

Religious Affiliation: Congregationalist

Summary of Religious Views:

Views on Religion & Politics:


References, Links, & Further Reading: Books, Articles, Links


Richard Abbott, Cobbler in Congress: The Life of Henry Wilson, 1812-1875, Univ. Press of Kentucky, 1972
John L. Myers, Senator Henry Wilson and the Civil War, Univ. Press of America, 2008
John L. Myers, Henry Wilson and the Era of Reconstruction, Univ. Press of America, 2009
Henry Wilson & Samuel Hunt, History of the Rise and Fall of the Slave Power in America, 3 Vol., J. R. Osgood and Company, 1877; Vol. I Vol. II Vol. III [excerpts]


Works by Henry Wilson

"Edwin M. Stanton," The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 25, Iss. 148, February 1870, pp. 234-246
"Jeremiah S. Black and Edwin M. Stanton," The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 26, Iss. 156, October 1870, pp. 463-476
"New Departure of the Republican Party," The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 27, Iss. 159, January 1871, pp. 104-120


Works by Henry Wilson

The History of the Rise and Fall of Slavepower in America, by Henry Wilson -- excerpt

Biographical Sites

WILSON, Henry, 1812-1875 (Biographical Directory of the US Congress)
Henry Wilson (1873-1875) (Vice Presidents of the United States -- U.S. Senate)
Henry Wilson (HarpWeek)

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