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James S. Wiley

James Sullivan Wiley
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Maine's 6th district
Preceded by Hannibal Hamlin
Succeeded by Charles Stetson
Personal details
Born January 22, 1808
Mercer, Maine
Died December 21, 1891
Fryeburg, Maine
Resting place Smart Hill Cemetery
Political party Democratic

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.



  • Speech of Hon. James S. Wiley, of Maine, on the acquisition of territory

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