William Wilson (Donegal MP)

For other people named William Wilson, see William Wilson (disambiguation).

William Wilson (1836 – 8 November 1879) was an Irish lawyer and politician. He was elected to the United Kingdom House of Commons as Member of Parliament (MP) for Donegal at a by-election in 1876, and held the seat until his death three years later at his home in Raphoe at the age of 43. He became a solicitor in 1860, and married in 1865. He sat in Parliament as a Moderate Conservative.[1]


  1. "Obituary." Times [London, England] 10 Nov. 1879
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Thomas Conolly and
Viscount Hamilton
Member of Parliament for Donegal
With: Viscount Hamilton
Succeeded by
Thomas Lea and
Viscount Hamilton

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