Edward Wilson

Edward Wilson

Served from 1856 through 1857

Edward H.C. Wilson was born on August 6, 1820, on the eastern shore of Maryland. He graduated from Washington and Jefferson College in Pennsylvania at the age of 18. Wilson then began studying law in his native state. He arrived in Michigan in 1845.

Wilson served as Prosecuting Attorney of Hillsdale County for one term and Circuit Judge for two terms. He was appointed to the Michigan Supreme Court in November of 1856 to succeed Warner Wing. His period of service on the Bench was a little more than a year. (Reed, George I. Bench and Bar of Michigan: A History and Biography. Chicago: The Century Publishing and Engraving Co., 1897.)

Edward Wilson

Justice’s Name:
Edward Wilson

Years Served on Court:
1856 – 1857

Portrait Artist:
Anonymous

Medium:
Charcoal drawing

Dimensions:
21 1/2″ X 17 1/2″

Owned by:
State of Michigan

Current location:
Hall of Justice – 4th Floor: Clerk’s Office

Portrait photo by:
Doug Elbinger, Lansing – June 1996