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HWilsonVP







18th Vice President
Political Party Republican
Term March 4, 1873 - November 22, 1875  (61-63)
President Ulysses S. Grant
Predecessor Schuyler Colfax
Successor William A. Wheeler


Full Name Henry Wilson  (born Jeremiah Jones Colbath)
Birth

February 16, 1812

Farmington, New Hampshire

Father Winthrop Colbath  (1787-1860)
Mother Abigail Witham  (1785-1866)
Brothers

Albert Colbath  (1811-1811)

John Francis Colbath  (1815-1897)

Charles Colbath  (1816-1877)

Samuel Colbath  (1818-1819)

George Albert Colbath  (1821-1894)

Military Services

Brigadier General

22nd Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry

1843-1852


Colonel

United States Union Army

1861

Occupation

Chairman on the Senate Committee on Military Affairs  (1861-1873)

U.S. Senator from Massachusetts  (1855-1873)

Delegate to the Massachusetts State Constitutional Convention  (1853)

Owner and Editor of the Boston Republican Newspaper  (1848-1851)

Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives  (1841-1852)

Shoe Manufacturer

Teacher

Death

November 22, 1875

Washington, D.C.

(63 years)


Marriages
Harriet Malvina Howe  (1824-1870)

Married October 28, 1840

Widowed May 28, 1870

(29 years)


Children
Henry Hamilton Wilson

Born 1846

Died 1866

(20 years)

Eva Wilson

Born 1848

Died 1848

(less than 1 year)

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