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Burton Wilbur Wilson


Posted By: S. Ferrall
Date: 7/15/2008 at 19:45:04

Burton Wilbur Wilson, Lawyer and Corporation Official of Mexico City, Mex., was born Dec. 21, 1872, in Hopkinton, Iowa. He received the degrees of A.B. and LL.B. from the University of Nebraska in 1896; and LL.B. and A.M. from Columbia University in 1901.

He is director, secretary and Executive Committeeman of Mexico City Banking Company; director and secretary of the Consolidated Rolling Mills and Foundries Company, Valley Metal Company, Garage Mexicano, Wibeto Company, Compania Explotadora Petrolifera; director and vice-president of the Cuatotolapam Sugar Company ; director of La Latino Americana, and a director and officer in many other industrial corporations.

He is a member of the American Society of international Law, American Academy of Political and Social Science, National Municipal League, National Geographic Society, Board of Governors of the University Club of Mexico, of Casino Commercial, of the Association Protectora de Nonos Sin Hogar and of the Mexico Country Club.

He is secretary of the International Peace and Amity Committee; president of the American Benevolent Society of Mexico; member of the Astronomical Society of Mexico, Alumni Association of Columbia University in the Republic of Mexico, Ancient Order Nobles Mystic Shrine, Bar Association of the City of New York, Phi Kappa Psi, Phi Delta Phi, Theta Nu Epsilon and the Mexico Socity of New York.

He is also a member of the Jockey, Mexico Country, American, and Yacht of Chapala Clubs.

~source: One Thousand American Men of Mark of To-Day, Twentieth Century Edition de Luxe, 1916; pgs 147-148

~additional information:
*1880 U.S. Census, Delaware co. Iowa, South Fork twp., Hopkinton: Bertie W. Wilson, s/o Don A. (age 53, farmer, b. N.Y.) & Mary E. (age 47, b. N.Y.)
*1885 Iowa State Census, Delaware co. Iowa, Hopkinton, Jackson St.: Burt W. Wilson, s/o Don A. (age 58, farmer) & Mary E. (age 53)
*1900 U.S. Census, Manhattan Borough, New York City, Amsterdam Ave.: Burton W. Wilson (age 28, single, student) and Mary E. (age 67, widow, head of household)


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