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Lawrence Elery Wilson (b. July 07, 1884, d. June 23, 1946)Lawrence Elery Wilson (son of Alonzo T.J. Wilson and Mattie Booth) was born July 07, 1884, and died June 23, 1946.
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Lawrence Elery Wilson (July 7, 1884-June 23, 1946), teacher and businessman, the son of L.T. and Mattie (Booth) Wilson, was born in Village, Columbia County, Arkansas. A graduate of the local schools and Southwestern Academy in Magnolia, Arkansas, he taught school for several years in Columbia County prior to going into the lumber business, which he pursued for eight years. In 1917 he moved to Camden, Arkansas, in Ouachita County where he was associated with Watts Brothers, a mercantile establishment.
Active in Democratic politics and various fraternal orders, Wilson was elected circuit and chancery clerk of Ouachita County in 1922. After four years in this office, he was elected to the lower house of the Arkansas legislature, a position he held until 1929. Elected lieutenant governor in 1930, he served a single term in that office and was acting governor on several occasions.