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Henry Wilson was a prominent abolitionist and Massachusetts politician who became the 18th U.S. vice president under Ulysses S. Grant.
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Born in Farmington, New Hampshire, on February 16, 1812, Henry Wilson was made to work as an indentured servant during his youth before becoming a member of the Massachusetts legislature, later elected to the Senate. He was a fervent abolitionist and Radical Republican who eventually served as vice president in Ulysses S. Grant's administration. Wilson died on November 22, 1875 while in office.
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