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Wilson Selden Washington (September 13, 1889 – July 21, 1953) was a realtor and Democratic member of the Virginia House of Delegates.

Early life and educationEdit

Washington was born on September 13, 1889 in Marshall in Fauquier County, Virginia to Lawrence Washington and Frances Lackland. He was descended from John Augustine Washington, the brother of President George Washington.

The family moved to Alexandria during his childhood. Washington attended the Alexandria Public Schools and Bliss Electrical School in Washington, DC. During World War I, Washington enlisted in June 1917 in the Coast Artillery Corps; he was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in November 1918.[1]

Washington married Irene Watkins Tinsley in 1920. They had two children, Wilson Selden Washington, Jr. and Nancy James Washington.

Career and politicsEdit

Washington was a member of Grace Episcopal Church in Alexandria, and also the Rotary Club. A Mason, he served as Master of Alexandria-Washington Lodge No. 22. He was also a member of Army Navy Country Club, the Boy Scouts of America and served as President of the Alexandria-Arlington-Fairfax Real Estate Board, as well as the Northern Virginia Underwriters Association.

In 1943, Washington was elected to the House of Delegates representing Alexandria and served two terms, succeeded by Armistead L. Boothe.


Washington died on July 21, 1953 in Alexandria.[2] He is buried at Ivy Hill Cemetery in Alexandria.


Unrecognised parameter
Preceded by
Maurice D. Rosenberg
Representing Alexandria, Virginia
Succeeded by
Armistead L. Boothe

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