Hon. H. M. Wiltse, a legal practitioner of the firm of Wiltse & McLean, is a native of Michigan, in which State he was reared and educated, graduating in law from the University of Michigan in 1874. He came to Chattanooga in 1870 and was admitted to the bar in 1873. He did not begin practicing until after his return from law school, when he practiced alone until the present firm was formed January 7, 1887. He is president and attorney for the Lookout Homestead Association, and secretary of the Iron, Coal and Manufacturers Association. He was a member of the Legislature during the years. 1879-82, and was assistant postmaster of Chattanooga from July 1876 until July 1877. He was alderman three terms and city attorney four years. He was also editor of the daily and weekly Commercial about two years. In 1877 he was united in marriage to Miss Emma Fairfield, a native of Michigan, who bore him three children, only one now living. Mr. Wiltse is Chancellor Commander of Damon Lodge, No.2, K. of P. His parents, Henry and Mary A. (Huggins) Wiltse, are natives of New York and Massachusetts, respectively. They reside in Michigan, and the father is a retired farmer.
"History of East Tennessee" 1887