Isaac Wilson (1780–1848)

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Isaac Wilson (June 25, 1780 Middlebury, then Vermont Republic, now Addison County, Vermont – October 25, 1848 Batavia, Kane County, Illinois) was an American politician from New York and Illinois.


Wilson served in the War of 1812 as a captain of Cavalry. He moved to Batavia, New York. He was a member from Genesee County of the New York State Assembly in 1816–1817. He was a member of the New York State Senate (Western D.) from 1818 to 1821. He was First Judge of the Genesee County Court from 1821 to 1823.

Wilson was declared elected as a Democratic-Republican to the 18th United States Congress, holding office from March 4, 1823, to January 7, 1824, when he was succeeded by Parmenio Adams. Wilson took his seat when Congress met on December 1, 1823, but Adams contested Wilson's election, because the election inspectors had made mistakes when certifying the returns.

Wilson was again First Judge of the Genesee County Court from 1830 to 1836. Afterwards he moved to Head of the Big Woods in Illinois. At Wilson's suggestion, the place was renamed Batavia, Illinois, after his former home. He was appointed Postmaster of Batavia on February 6, 1841, and served until July 21, 1846, when his successor was appointed.

He was buried at the East Batavia Cemetery in Batavia, Illinois.

See also[edit]

U.S. House of Representatives
New district Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 29th congressional district

Succeeded by
Parmenio Adams