Alexander Wilson (Wisconsin politician)

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Alexander Wilson (August 16, 1833 – March 4, 1888) was an American lawyer.

Born in Westfield, New York,[1] Wilson graduated from Union College in 1854.[1] Wilson then moved to Dubuque, Iowa, where he studied law and was admitted to the bar. He then moved to Mineral Point, Wisconsin to practice law. He served as district attorney of Iowa County, Wisconsin, county judge, and superintendent of schools. He also operated a bank and served as Wisconsin Attorney General from 1878 to 1882.[1][2]

Wilson died in Lincoln, Nebraska while en route to California.[1][3] He is buried in Wyuka Cemetery in Lincoln.


  1. ^ a b c d "Death of Ex-Attorney General Wilson". Wisconsin State Journal. March 8, 1888. p. 1. Retrieved May 4, 2018 – via open access
  2. ^ Alexander Wilson, Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved on 2016-01-22. Archived 2014-02-21 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "The Funeral of Hon. Alexander Wilson". The Nebraska State Journal. March 8, 1888. p. 8. Retrieved May 5, 2018 – via open access

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Preceded by
A. Scott Sloan
Attorney General of Wisconsin
Succeeded by
Leander F. Frisby

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