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Pete WILSON

(1933- )
Senate Years of Service:
1983-1991
Party:
Republican

WILSON, Pete, a Senator from California; born in Lake Forest, Lake County, Ill., August 23, 1933; attended private school in St. Louis, Mo.; graduated, Yale University 1956; graduated, University of California School of Law, Berkeley, 1962; served in the United States Marine Corps 1955-1958; admitted to the California bar in 1963 and commenced practice in San Diego; member, California legislature 1966-1971; mayor of San Diego 1971-1983; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1982; reelected in 1988 and served from January 3, 1983, until January 7, 1991, when he resigned, having been elected governor of California; Governor of California, 1991-1999; fellow, Hoover Institution 1999-.

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

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