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Wilson, James

Syllabification: Wil·son, James
Pronunciation: /ˈwilsən
 
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Definition of Wilson, James in English:

( 1742–98), US Supreme Court associate justice 1789–98; born in Scotland. A signer of the Declaration of Independence 1776 and a member of the Continental Congress 1775–77; 1782–83; 1785–87, he was appointed to the Court by President Washington.

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