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Francis S. Wilson
Born (1872-02-07)February 7, 1872
Youngstown, Ohio
Died March 14, 1951(1951-03-14) (aged 79)
Springfield, Illinois
Alma mater Adelbert College of Western Reserve (B.A.)
Western Reserve School of Law (J.D.)
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Caroline Elizabeth Siegfried

Francis Servis Wilson (February 7, 1872 – March 14, 1951) was an American jurist.

Born in Youngstown, Ohio, Wilson attended Youngstown Public Schools for his early childhood education, prior to attending Western Reserve Academy prep school in Hudson, Ohio, graduating in 1890. Wilson's undergraduate was at Adelbert College of Western Reserve, known today as Case Western Reserve University, in Cleveland, Ohio, where he was a star college football player on several Western Reserve teams.[1][2] In early college football circles, he primarily went by Tug Wilson. He was also a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon.[3] As part of the schools first graduating class, Wilson graduated from Western Reserve School of Law in 1895, being admitted to the Ohio bar shortly after in 1896. Wilson moved to Chicago, Illinois in 1897 where he practiced law. Wilson also worked as a county attorney for Cook County, Illinois. Wilson married Caroline Elizabeth Siegfried on November 18, 1903.[citation needed]

During World War I, Wilson served in the United States Army in the judge advocate general's department with the rank of major, including at Camp Sherman.[4] In 1920, Wilson served in the Illinois circuit court and later on the Illinois Appellate Court. Wilson was a Democrat. Wilson served on the Illinois Supreme Court from 1935 until his death in 1951. He was the chief justice in 1939. Wilson died in Springfield, Illinois.[4][5]

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