William Lyne Wilson
Virginia congressman and college presidentDied when: 57 years 167 days (689 months)
Star Sign: Taurus
William Lyne Wilson (May 3, 1843 – October 17, 1900) was an American politician and lawyer from West Virginia.A Bourbon Democrat, Wilson was elected to the United States Congress in 1882 and served six terms of office, ending in 1895.
Following his departure from the House of Representatives, Wilson was appointed Postmaster General of the United States by President Grover Cleveland, remaining in that cabinet-level position until 1897.
After leaving government service Wilson was named President of Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia.