James S. Wiley

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James Sullivan Wiley

Death: 1891 (82-83)
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Son of William Wiley

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About James S. Wiley


James Sullivan Wiley (January 22, 1808 - December 21, 1891) was a U.S. Representative from Maine.

Born in Mercer, Maine, Wiley moved to Bethel, Maine, in 1826. He attended Gould's Academy and was graduated from Colby College, Waterville, Maine, in 1836. He moved to Dover, Maine, and was an instructor in Foxcroft Academy. He studied law. He was admitted to the Piscataquis County bar in 1839 and commenced practice in Dover.

Wiley was elected as a Democrat to the Thirtieth Congress (March 4, 1847-March 3, 1849). He resumed the practice of law in Dover. He moved to Fryeburg, Maine, in 1889 and continued the practice of law until his death in that town on December 21, 1891. He was interred in Smart Hill Cemetery.

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