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John Joseph "Jack" Wilson (May 28, 1926 – May 4, 2015) was an American Democratic Party politician who served in the New Jersey General Assembly from 1958 to 1964.

He was a graduate of Saint Benedict's Preparatory School in Newark, New Jersey, Seton Hall University, and Seton Hall Law School. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and as a Military Police Lieutenant in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.[1]

A resident of Westfield, New Jersey. he was elected to the New Jersey State Assembly in 1957, and was re-elected in 1959 and 1961.[2] In 1963, he sought the Democratic nomination for the New Jersey State Senate, but lost the primary to his Assembly colleague, James M. McGowan.[3]


  1. "John Wilson". The Star-Ledger. 7 May 2015. Retrieved 7 December 2015. 
  2. New Jersey Legislative Manual. Joseph J. Gibbons. 1962. 
  3. "Rodes Gets Nod Over Watson; Wilson, Ticket Fail In Bid". The Westfield Leader. 18 April 1963. Archived from the original on 10 December 2015. Retrieved 7 December 2015. 

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