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Charles WILSON

(1933-2010)

WILSON, Charles, a Representative from Texas; born in Trinity, Trinity County, Tex., June 1, 1933; attended the public schools; graduated from Trinity High School, 1951; while a student at Sam Houston State University at Huntsville, Tex., was appointed to the United States Naval Academy and received a B.S. from the Academy in 1956; served in the United States Navy, with rank of lieutenant, 1956-1960; engaged in the lumber business; elected to the Texas house of representatives, 1960-1966; elected to the Texas senate, 1966-1972; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-third and to the eleven succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1973-January 3, 1997); was not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Fifth Congress and resigned October 8, 1996: died on February, 10, 2010, in Lufkin, Tex.; interment in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.

Bibliography

Crile, George. Charlie Wilson’s War: The Extraordinary Story of the Largest Covert Operation in History. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2003.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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