James Wilson (Secretary of Agriculture)

Flora Hanna Wilson
Representative James Wilson
Wilson's former home in Washington, D.C.
Plaque to Wilson inside the USDA Building, where a pedestrian arch is named for him

Scottish-American politician who served as United States Secretary of Agriculture for sixteen years during three presidencies, from 1897 to 1913.

- James Wilson (Secretary of Agriculture)

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Iowa House of Representatives

Lower house of the Iowa General Assembly, the upper house being the Iowa Senate.

House of Representatives seating chart detail from 1882 Iowa Redbook

James Wilson, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture from 1897 to 1913.

George Washington Carver

George Washington Carver (c.

Photograph, c. undefined 1910
The farm house of Moses Carver (built in 1881), near the place where George Carver lived as a youth.
At work in his laboratory
George Washington Carver (front row, center) poses with fellow faculty of Tuskegee Institute in this c. 1902 photograph taken by Frances Benjamin Johnston.
Photograph of George Washington Carver taken by Frances Benjamin Johnston in 1906.
"One of America's great scientists." U.S. World War II poster circa 1943
Peanut specimen collected by Carver
United States Farm Security Administration portrait, March 1942
"Austin Curtis - Scientist successor to Dr. Carver", cartoon by C.H. Alston
Painting by Betsy Graves Reyneau
A monument to Carver at the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis
1948 US postage stamp
1951 Carver-Washington commemorative half dollar

Former professors of Carver's from Iowa State University were appointed to positions as Secretary of Agriculture: James Wilson, a former dean and professor of Carver's, served from 1897 to 1913.

James F. Wilson

American lawyer and politician.

Johnson impeachment managers<Br>Seated L-R: Benjamin Butler, Thaddeus Stevens, Thomas Williams, John Bingham; Standing L-R: James F. Wilson, George S. Boutwell, John A. Logan

Representative and Senator James F. Wilson (of Jefferson County, Iowa) became known as "Jefferson Jim" Wilson, while Representative and Secretary of Agriculture James Wilson (of Tama County, Iowa) became known as "Tama Jim" Wilson.

William Howard Taft

The 27th president of the United States (1909–1913) and the tenth chief justice of the United States (1921–1930), the only person to have held both offices.

Taft in 1909
Yale College photograph of Taft
Sultan Jamalul Kiram II with William Howard Taft of the Philippine Commission in Jolo, Sulu (March 27, 1901)
Roosevelt introduces Taft as his crown prince: Puck magazine cover cartoon, 1906.
One of a series of candid photographs known as the Evolution of a Smile, taken just after a formal portrait session, as Taft learns by telephone from Roosevelt of his nomination for president.
1908 Taft/Sherman poster
1908 electoral vote results
1909 inauguration
Newton McConnell cartoon showing Canadian suspicions that Taft and others were only interested in Canada when prosperous.
Taft and Porfirio Díaz, Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, 1909
Official White House portrait of Taft by Anders Zorn, c. 1911
Taft promoted Associate Justice Edward Douglass White to be Chief Justice of the United States.
1909 Puck magazine cover: Roosevelt departs, entrusting his policies to Taft
Taft with Archibald Butt (second from right)
Taft and Roosevelt – political enemies in 1912
Campaign advertisement arguing Taft deserved a second term
Electoral vote by state, 1912. States won by Taft are in red.
Taft (left) with President Warren G. Harding and Robert Lincoln at the dedication of the Lincoln Memorial, May 30, 1922
Chief Justice Taft, c. 1921
The U.S. Supreme Court in 1925. Taft is seated in the bottom row, middle.
Time cover, June 30, 1924
Taft insisted that Charles Evans Hughes succeed him as chief justice.
Taft's headstone at Arlington National Cemetery
Four-cent stamp issued for Taft (1930)

Taft kept only Agriculture Secretary James Wilson and Postmaster General George von Lengerke Meyer (who was shifted to the Navy Department).

48th United States Congress

Meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, consisting of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives.

Washington Monument (seen here in 2006) was completed December 6, 1884.
President pro tempore George F. Edmunds
Speaker of the House John G. Carlisle

. James Wilson (R), until March 3, 1885

Traer, Iowa

City in Tama County, Iowa, United States.

Main Street, 1910
Downtown, 1918
The Star-Clipper-Canfield Building and Winding Stairway is listed on the National Register of Historic Places

James "Tama Jim" Wilson lived in Traer after serving as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture and was buried in a cemetery northwest of the town in 1920.

Harvey Washington Wiley

American chemist who fought for the passage of the landmark Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906 and subsequently worked at the Good Housekeeping Institute laboratories.

Dr Harvey Wiley c.1905
Anna Kelton Wiley from the 1913 Official Program of the Woman Suffrage Procession

Taft expressed his regret at Wiley's resignation and Agriculture Secretary James Wilson spoke highly of how "valuable" Wiley had been, and in turn, Wiley thanked Wilson for the "personal kindness and regard shown him."

Benjamin T. Frederick

American miner, businessman, real estate agent and politician.

In the immediate aftermath of a very close general election race, his Republican opponent, James Wilson, was certified by the State of Iowa as the winner, leading Frederick to file an election contest in the U.S. House.

Jamie L. Whitten Building

Only building on the Mall that is not intended for use by the general public.

Jamie L. Whitten Building in 2012
The new Department of Agriculture building around 1910. The two wings were constructed before the central portion. The old headquarters building is to their right.
Administration Building, {{circa|1934}}
Façade of the building with Corinthian columns
A Department of Agriculture employee uses a mule-drawn tiller to plant a new lawn, 1931

The east bridge is dedicated to Seaman A. Knapp, while the west bridge commemorates Agriculture Secretary James Wilson.

Royal Charles Steadman

Botanical illustrator and wax fruit modeler for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) who also developed a patented method of strengthening wax fruit with plaster on the interior.

Steadman painting wax models of fruit in 1935
Fay gooseberry cultivar, watercolor by Royal Charles Steadman, 1916.
Shoemaker apple cultivar showing mold damage, watercolor by Royal Charles Steadman, 1924.

In 1943, he painted a portrait of former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture James Wilson and gave the portrait to the department to hang in the Wilson arch between the Administration and South buildings.