Robert Edward Lee Wilson (March 5, 1865 – September 27, 1933) was the creator and owner of Lee Wilson and Company, a group of large cotton plantations in Mississippi County,Arkansas.
Acquiring much of his father's former swamplands, Wilson formed a logging and farming business that would become one of the largest and most successful in the United States. Wilson founded many company towns for his workers, including Armorel, Marie, Victoria, and Wilson, and was one of the most influential Arkansans of his time. A period company brochure claims the Wilson & Company grounds to be the world's largest plantation.
|Robert Edward Lee Wilson|
|Born||Robert Edward Lee Wilson
March 5, 1865
Frenchman's Bayou, Mississippi County, Arkansas
|Died||September 27, 1933 (aged 68)|
|Wilson town square
|Other names||R. E. L. Wilson, Lee Wilson|
|Occupation||Owner of Lee Wilson & Company, plantation owner, railroad builder, logger|
|Known for||Lee Wilson & Company|
|Home town||Wilson, Arkansas|
|Successor||Robert E. Lee Wilson Jr, James H. Crain|
Board member of
|Arkansas State Highway Commission, Arkansas State University|
|Parents||Josiah Wilson and Martha Parsons Wilson|