Alabama Attorneys General

Ala. Attorney General Massey Wilson


Massey Wilson

Attorney General: 1903-1907


Massey Wilson, lawyer, was born October 9, 1869, at Grove Hill; son of Jack Roper and Emily (DeWolf) Wilson, the former who was a native of Clarke County; grandson of Sam H. and Susan (Caller) DeWolf; great-grandson of Joshua Wilson, who came to Clarke County in 1818, and of Col. James Caller, who came to Washington County, 1801.


Mr. Wilson received his early education in the common schools and the village academies; attended the law school of the University of Alabama, graduating LL. B.; and the summer law school of the University of Virginia.


He engaged in the practice of his profession; was clerk in the office of the probate judge of Clarke County prior to his attendance in the law schools; was engrossing clerk of the Alabama House of Representatives in the General Assembly from Clarke County; in 1901 was a delegate to the constitutional convention; and in 1902, was elected attorney general. He was a Democrat, and a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South.


Married: on December 20, 1892, in Wilcox County, to Julia Dale, daughter of John T. and Evelyn (Jones) Dale.


Thomas McAdory Owen. History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography, (1921). 1786.


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