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  James Wilson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
James Wilson (September 14, 1742–August 21, 1798), was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, twice elected to the Continental Congress, a major force in the drafting of the nation's Constitution, a leading legal theoretician and one of the six original justices appointed by George Washington to the United States Supreme Court in 1789.
James Wilson was so knowledgeable on the subject of government that he was generally regarded as the most erudite of all the learned Founding Fathers.
One of seven children, Wilson was born to a Presbyterian farming family in Fife in the Lowlands of Scotland and educated at the University of St. Andrews, the University of Edinburgh, and the University of Glasgow.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/James_Wilson   (943 words)

  
 James Wilson The Scottish Radical Martyr
James Wilson was doubtful of the story he was being told by 'the man from Glasgow' (who was actually a government spy attempting to dupe the Strathaven Radicals into a premature march and then profit by betraying them!) Wilson in his wisdom delegated a man to go to the Cathkin Braes to see for himself.
James Wilson found Guilty before the Court of the High Commission was sentenced to be executed as a traitor on the 30th of August.
In 1846, the monument at Strathaven was erected to Perley Wilson.
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 James Wilson
James Wilson was born in Scotland in 1742.
James Wilson's powers of oration, the passion of his delivery and the logic he employed in debate, were commented on favorably by many members of the Congress.
Wilson, with the support of three other members who were sympathetic to his position, managed a delay of three weeks, so that he could consult with people back home.
www.ushistory.org /declaration/signers/wilson.htm   (795 words)

  
 The American Revolution (Ethan Allen)
Wilson attended a provincial meeting, as a representative of Carlisle, and was elected a member of the local Committee of Correspondence.
Wilson took an important part in the discussion of military and commercial questions, and opposed the views of southern delegates on questions of slavery and taxation.
Wilson made himself obnoxious to the democracy by denying the right of the town council to regulate the price of food, opposing the more liberal provisions of the constitution and he legally defended Loyalists and their sympathizers.
theamericanrevolution.org /ipeople/jwilson.asp   (1025 words)

  
 James Wilson
James Wilson was born near the City of Glasgow, Scotland, October 29, 1848, and is a son of Alexander and Annie (Stevenson) Wilson, and a grandson of James Wilson, who passed his life in Scotland, as a miller, and died near Glasgow.
James Wilson secured the benefits accruing from attendance at the public schools of Iowa, where he resided during the period of his youth and young manhood.
Wilson: Minnie, who is the wife of Harry Davison, a painter and paperhanger of Peru; Lizzie, who is the wife of George Tebold, who operates an automobile livery at Peru; Lillie, who is a resident of Flint, Texas; and Rose, who is the wife of Clyde Davison, a farmer and carpenter of Flint, Texas.
skyways.lib.ks.us /genweb/archives/1918ks/biow/wilsonj.html   (780 words)

  
 James Wilson - Biography
James Wilson was born in Scotland, near St. Andrews, on September 14, 1742.
James Wilson married Rachel Bird of Reading on November 5, 1771, and the couple had six children before her death in 1786.
Their son died in infancy, and Wilson came under increasing mental pressure as debt collectors began to pursue him and efforts were made to impeach him from the bench.
deila.dickinson.edu /theirownwords/author/WilsonJ.htm   (732 words)

  
 Colonial Hall: Biography of James Wilson, Page 1
James Wilson was a native of Scotland, where he was born about the year 1742.
Wilson, who was a member of the provincial convention of Pennsylvania, was proposed as a delegate to the congress of 1774, in conjunction with his former instructor, Mr.
Wilson was unanimously elected a member of congress, and in that body took his seat on the 10th of May, 1775.
www.colonialhall.com /wilson/wilson.php   (513 words)

  
 James Q. Wilson
What Wilson defined as a particular "thought process and criminal decision making" is referred today as rational choice approach to crime causation Wilson strongly argues that individuals make clear, rational decisions after evaluating all their possibilities and do that which will bring them the most pleasure and the least pain (Sykes, 1978).
Wilson continues to serve on national committees for crime prevention and control which indicates his high level of political acceptance for his ideology and policy recommendations.
Wilson suggests that the net result may be as little as one or two cops per department, which in reality is not a major increase of police presence in any given neighborhood.
www.criminology.fsu.edu /crimtheory/wilson/paper.html   (2284 words)

  
 James WIlson 1742-1798
Wilson had 6 children by his marriage to Rachel Bird; only one of these got married, and her child, Emily Hollingsworth, never married.
Wilson was elected to both the provincial assembly and the Continental Congress, where he sat mainly on military and Indian affairs committees.
Wilson affirmed his newly assumed political stance by closely identifying with the aristocratic and conservative republican groups, multiplying his business interests, and accelerating his land speculation.
www.jimwilson.com /jw000USA.html   (1455 words)

  
 CAMB: Faculty: James M. Wilson, M.D., Ph.D.
Wilson’s laboratory focuses on the development of gene transfer vectors and their application in the treatment of a variety of acquired and inherited diseases.
Wilson is interested in the study of inherited diseases and the development of effective therapies.
Wilson's studies of immune responses to gene transfer vectors suggested the use of these constructs in eliciting immune responses in the setting of vaccines.
www.med.upenn.edu /camb/faculty/gt/wilson.html   (664 words)

  
 Oprah Winfrey - James Wilson
James Wilson was born in Scotland in 1741.
Wilson's service as a bank officer is reflected in Oprah's business acumen and the fiscal control of her vast financial empire.
James Madison noted that James Wilson was "inclined to stoutness." John Adams had this tendency also, as have I in certain years.
www.johnadams.net /cases/samples/Winfrey-Wilson/index.html   (1984 words)

  
 James Wilson
Wilson was also a member of the Constitutional Convention where he served on the Committee of Detail, which was responsible for writing the draft of the Constitution.
Wilson was a strong advocate of popular sovereignty and a strong national government.
Wilson was caught up in the credit cycle and remained in constant fear of jail stemming from his mountain of bad debts.
www.oyez.org /oyez/resource/legal_entity/4/biography   (270 words)

  
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James Wilson was probably the leading constitutional lawyer among the Founding Fathers.
Wilson's career in the Continental Congress was interrupted the next year by a controversy surrounding the Pennsylvania constitution of 1776.
Wilson opposed the popular new plan of government on the grounds that its unicameral legislature and its lack of a system of checks and balances would lead to mob rule rather than to ordered government.
www.army.mil /cmh-pg/books/RevWar/ss/wilson.htm   (1141 words)

  
 James Q. Wilson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
James Q. Wilson (born May 27, 1931) is the Ronald Reagan professor of public policy at Pepperdine University in California, and a professor emeritus at UCLA.
Wilson is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society.
He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush in 2003.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/James_Q._Wilson   (240 words)

  
 Pepperdine University - School of Public Policy - Dr. James Q. Wilson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
James Q. Wilson has enjoyed a long storied career in the public policy arena.
He was the James Collins Professor of Management and Public Policy at UCLA from 1985 until 1997.
Wilson has served on a number of national commissions concerned with public policy.
publicpolicy.pepperdine.edu /academics/faculty/wilson   (361 words)

  
 James Wilson
Wilson was born August 16, 1835 in Ayrshire, Scotland, near the farm rented by Robert Burns 50 years earlier.
Wilson was know as "Tama Jim" to distinguish him from Iowa Senator James Wilson, no relation.
Wilson began building the hugh complex that houses the U.S.D.A. The classic colonnades stand as his memorial.
www.electricscotland.com /history/other/james_wilson.htm   (510 words)

  
 Division of Medical Genetics - Research | James Wilson, MD PhD
James M. Wilson, M.D., Ph.D. Dr. Wilson is interested in the study of inherited diseases and the development of effective therapies.
Wilson's group uses animal models to evaluate the regenerative capacity of these organs as well as the existence of stem cells.
In characterizing cystic fibrosis, Dr. Wilson's laboratory helped identify a defect in the innate immune system of the lung which contributes to the chronic airway respiratory infections characteristic of this disease.
www.uphs.upenn.edu /penngen/research/wilson.html   (441 words)

  
 James L. Wilson
James Wilson was barn in Uniontown, Kentucky, in 1813, and followed farming all his active life.
Wilson is a stanch Democrat; he has held various offices, among them that of justice of the peace.
Wilson is a very prominent man in the township, is always interested in the welfare of the community, and lends his assistance to all worthy and charitable enterprises.
skyways.lib.ks.us /kansas/genweb/archives/labette/1901/w/wilsonjl.shtml   (519 words)

  
 Gathering Leaves - A Family History Encyclopedia - Person Page 17
     Bruce James Millner was born in 1897 in Danville, Virginia.
Bruce James Millner died in 1937 in Leaksville, North Carolina.
She is the daughter of James Frank Wilson and Franz Hahr Dobbs.
www.gatheringleaves.org /p17.htm   (2796 words)

  
 Bison and Pronghorn Diorama | The Art of James Perry Wilson | American Museum of Natural History
James Perry Wilson's great artistic skill and feeling are evident in many of the diorama backgrounds in the Hall of North American Mammals, including the majestic view of the Wyoming plains depicted in the Bison and Pronghorn Group.
Wilson's views, whether of field, forest, or mountaintop, beautifully convey both the details and character of each scene and fuse imperceptibly with the scene's foreground.
This means that the artist must adjust his or her technique to meet the demands of this unusual canvas.
www.amnh.org /exhibitions/virtual/bison/wilson.php   (298 words)

  
 James Q. Wilson - SourceWatch
According to Pepperdine University, Wilson is the Ronald Reagan Professor of Public Policy at the University: "Dr. James Q. Wilson has enjoyed a long storied career in the public policy arena.
James Q. Wilson and Leon Kass, The Ethics of Human Cloning (http://www.findarticles.com/cf_0/m2185/2_10/54062717/print.jhtml), American Enterprise Institute, March 1999.
James Q. Wilson, The Decline of Marriage (http://www.manhattan-institute.org/html/_sduniontrib-the_decline.htm), San Diego Union-Tribune, February 17, 2002.
www.sourcewatch.org /index.php?title=James_Q._Wilson   (646 words)

  
 James Wilson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Wilson, a Union general from Illinois, graduated from West Point in 1860.
Wilson retired from the army in 1870, but returned in 1898 and served as a major general of volunteers in the Spanish-American War.
James Wilson died in 1925, survived by only three other civil war generals.
nps-vip.net /history/portraits/wilson_james.htm   (157 words)

  
 Wilson,James Books - Signed, used, new, out-of-print
James Wilson draws on 24 years of clinical experience and research to help readers determine if they have adrenal fatigue and learn how to treat it.
In this penetrating study, James Q. Wilson argues that the answer lies in the importance of marriage and the devastating effects...
Conservative pundit Wilson argues that the legacy of America's exaltation of individual rights is a compromised position on divorce and cohabitation before marriage--resulting in sharp increases in childhood crime, teenage mothers, domestic abuse, and single-parent families.
www.alibris.com /search/books/author/Wilson,James   (1157 words)

  
 From Revolution to Reconstruction: Biographies: James Wilson
The name of James Wilson might not be very familiar, although this man was one of the people who made the difference in swaying the minds of the American colonists.
James Wilson was born in Scotland on September the 14th, 1742.
To quote from the Declaration of Independence:"All the members of the British Empire are distinct states, independant of each other, but connected together under the same souvereign." The previous example is to illustrate the impact Wilson's statements made.
odur.let.rug.nl /~usa/B/jwilson/wilson.htm   (545 words)

  
 Bookreporter.com - THE DARK CLUE by James Wilson
Whether it is literary bravery or intellectual arrogance, James Wilson's debut novel tackles a mighty subject.
Wilson's decision to use the journals and letters of both characters makes it difficult to remember from whose point of view the story is being told.
The novel has its superb moments and James Wilson is, without a doubt, an intelligent, perceptive and poetic writer.
www.bookreporter.com /reviews/087113831X.asp   (586 words)

  
 James WILSON
A Thomistic Evaluation of James Wilson and Thomas Reid.
James Wilson, Esq., One of the Associate Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States.
The Substance of a Speech Delivered by James Wilson, Esq., Explanatory if the General Principles of the Proposed Federal Constitution: Upon a Motion Made by the Honorable Thomas M’Kean, in the Convention of the State of Pennsylvania of Saturday the 24th of November, 1787.
www.infoplease.com /biography/us/congress/wilson-james-W000591.html   (349 words)

  
 James Wilson
James Wilson was born in Hawick, Scotland in 1805.
In 1847 Wilson entered the House of Commons as a Liberal.
A strong supporter of free trade, Wilson joined the government as financial secretary to the Treasury, vice-president of the board of trade, and a member of the council of India.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /Jwilson.htm   (134 words)

  
 The Political Graveyard: Index to Politicians: Wilson, J.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Wilson, James (1835-1920) — of Tama County, Iowa.
Wilson, James — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Republican.
Wilson County, N.C. Mayor of Wilson, N.C. Still living as of 1954.
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 Composer [James Wilson] / CMC
James Wilson was born in London and came to live in Ireland in the late 1940s.
James Wilson received the Marten Toonder award in 1997.
In 2000 a CD of his orchestral music was released on the Marco Polo label and a second CD of his songs and chamber music with soprano Jane Manning and Concorde was released in 2003.
www.cmc.ie /composers/wilsonj.html   (226 words)

  
 James WILSON   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
James took his family to Keokuk, Van Buren County, Iowa in 1847 and fromthere to Wayne County, Iowa where he farmed the land.
He is said to be buried in the Wilson Family Cemetaryperhaps Antioch Cemetery in Marshall Cou nty because the Wilson cemeterywent under water in 1950 when the Tuttle dam was put up.[6huns i2.FTW] SOURCE: Information from Kansas Genealogy book.
He is said to be buried in the Wilson Family Cemetaryperhaps Antioch Cemetery in Marshall Cou nty because the Wilson cemeterywent under water in 1950 when the Tuttle dam was put up.
homepage.mac.com /jupisano/PS29/PS29_242.HTM   (329 words)

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