Samuel M. Wilson Corbin light question papers

Descriptive Summary

Title
Samuel M. Wilson Corbin light question papers
Date
1914
Extent
0.1 Cubic feet
Subjects
Electric Lighting.
Arrangement
Collection is arranged chronologically.
Finding Aid Author
Finding aid prepared by Megan Mummey
Preferred Citation
2011MS071: [identification of item], Samuel M. Wilson Corbin light question papers, 1914, University of Kentucky Special Collections
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Lawyer, historian. Samuel M. Wilson was born in Louisville, Ky., a son of Samuel Ramsay Wilson and grandson of Joshua Lacy Wilson, two prominent members of the Presbyterian clergy. Wilson attended Centre College in Danville, Ky. (1888-1891), Williams College in Massachusetts (1892-1893) and the law school at Centre College (1894-1895). After being admitted to the Kentucky bar in 1895, Wilson practiced law in Lexington and taught for a time at Transylvania University. During World War I, Wilson served as an assistant judge advocate and then Division Judge Advocate for the 77th Division, which was stationed in France during most of the war. He was discharged in 1919, with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Returning to Lexington after the war, Wilson and Clinton M. Harbison opened a law office under the name Wilson and Harbison.
During these years, Wilson served various Kentucky circuit courts as a special judge and was once appointed a special master by the U.S. Supreme Court. He was also an attorney for several large corporations, including the Louisville and Nashville Railroad and Kentenia Corporation. In addition to his business duties, and various civic and charitable affairs in which he was involved, Wilson wrote extensively on Kentucky history in numerous pamphlets, articles and books including BATTLE OF BLUE LICKS, and HISTORY OF KENTUCKY.
Scope and Content
The Samuel M. Wilson Corbin light question papers consist of correspondence, newspaper clippings, and campaign materials and document Wilson's involvement with the Corbin, Kentucky's, proposed purchase of their light plant.

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