WILKINSON, ALFRED ERNEST
WILKINSON, ALFRED ERNEST (1846–1932). Alfred Ernest Wilkinson, attorney and reporter for the Supreme Court of Texas, was born to Winfield S. and Frances Elizabeth (Sampson) Wilkinson on December 6, 1846, at Skaneatles, New York. During the Civil War Wilkinson served as a private in Company B of the 140th Illinois Infantry. Following the conflict he entered the University of Michigan, from which he received the B.A. degree in 1869. He was enrolled as a student in that university's law department during 1870 and 1871 and was admitted to the Illinois bar in the latter year. He practiced law briefly in Morrison, Illinois, before moving to Grayson County, Texas, in 1872. In Grayson County Wilkinson established a successful legal career. Following his marriage to Anne Maria Oldham, on November 4, 1875, with whom he raised two children, he served one term as Grayson county judge, from 1876 to 1878. In 1896 he was hired as the official reporter for the Supreme Court of Texas, a position that he held until his death in 1932. He was a Democrat and a member of the Christian Church. Wilkinson died in Austin on July 15, 1932.
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, Brian Hart, "WILKINSON, ALFRED ERNEST," accessed January 27, 2020, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fwi15.
Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.