Henry Wilson was born in Dauphin, Pennsylvania. He completed preparatory studies, studied law in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, was admitted to the bar December 21, 1812, and commenced practice in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He served as prothonotary and clerk of Lehigh County Courts from 1815 to 1821.
- United States Congress. "Henry Wilson (id: W000584)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- The Political Graveyard
|U.S. House of Representatives|
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 7th congressional district
1823–1825 alongside: Daniel Udree
1825–1826 alongside: William Addams