Senator John Lowry Wilson View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 8/31/1946
Birth Place: Almont, IA
Birth County: Clinton
Birth Country: USA
Party Affiliation: Democrat
Assemblies Served:
Senate: 27 (1898) - 35 (1913)
House: 25 (1894) - 26 (1896)
Home County: Clinton
John Lowry Wilson
Clinton County


MR. PRESIDENT: Your committee, appointed to prepare suitable resolutions commemorating the life, character and public service of the late Honorable John L. Wilson of Clinton, Iowa, begs leave to submit the following:

John L. Wilson, farmer and legislator, died at his home in Clinton, Iowa, August 31, 1946. He was born in Elk River township near Almont, in Clinton county, Iowa, October 25, 1857, son of Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Wilson, who were early Iowa pioneers from Pennsylvania.

He was educated in the rural schools and business college at Clinton, graduating in 1876, his life-long occupation being that of farming.

Mr. Wilson was married to Susie E. Cook on December 15, 1880, and resided on the old Wilson farm until retirement in 1916, when they removed to Clinton. He was vice president of The Lyons Savings Bank, and president of Farmers Mutual Fire & Lightning Insurance Company of DeWitt, Iowa.

Mr. Wilson served as State Representative in 1893 and was re-elected in 1895. He was elected as Senator in 1897 and remained in the Senate until 1914, his legislative tenure extending through eleven successive sessions.

He was a member of the Masonic bodies, president of the Clinton county old settlers’ association and a Democrat.

In the passing of Senator Wilson, Iowa has lost a valuable and honorable citizen, and an honest statesman.





The resolution was unanimously adopted.