George B. Wilson, who has been actively associated with important business interests of Racine, was born in Boston. Massachusetts, in 1871, and. spending the first twenty-five years of his life in his native city, was accorded liberal educational privileges. He prepared for college at the Boston Latin School, founded in 1635, the oldest public school in America, and received the degree A. B. cum laude from Harvard University with the class of 1894.
He then spent some time in the Harvard Graduate School in preparation for the profession of mining engineer and was afterward for many years actively engaged in the west and in Mexico in mine examination work and as manager of several important gold and copper properties owned by Boston mining interests. In 1910 he came to Racine and entered into active connection with the Mitchell-Lewis Motor Company as a director and vice president and later was president and general manager of the Racine Rubber Company.
In 1908 Mr. Wilson was united in marriage to Miss Helen Tumor Lewis, a daughter of William Tumor Lewis, deceased, who was one of Racine’s distinguished citizens and is mentioned elsewhere in this volume.
In his political views Mr. Wilson is a republican. He is a Mason. a member of the American Institute of Mining Engineers, the Harvard Club of Boston. and various other societies, while his religious faith is evidenced by his membership in the Congregational church.