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[Charles Wilson Donates Papers to SFA ]

[Charles Wilson Donates Papers to SFA ]

Date: 1979
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of U.S. Congressman Charles Wilson, (D-Lufkin) (second from left), who was warmly welcomed at a reception at Stephen F. Austin State University when he presented a collection of his official papers to the university's Ralph W. Steen Library. The collection includes Wilson's records while a senator in the Texas Legislature as well as federal papers since he has been a U.S. Congressman. Looking on as Wilson shows his scrapbook, which was kept during his senate term are (from left) Dr. William R. Johnson, president of SFA; Ernestine Hendry, associate dean of student development; Dr. David Cox, professor of political science; and Charles Haas, vice president of fiscal affairs.
Contributing Partner: The History Center
[Peyton Walters Mobile Office 1979]

[Peyton Walters Mobile Office 1979]

Date: 1979
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Peyton Walters driving Congressman Charles Wilson's mobile office. Walters, a former Polk County judge, began working for Wilson in 1979 to manage his mobile office program. He later served as Wilson's chief of staff from about 1991-1996 when Wilson retired from Congress.
Contributing Partner: The History Center
[Charles Wilson at Dayton Townhall]

[Charles Wilson at Dayton Townhall]

Date: July 1978
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Congressman Charles Wilson meeting with constituents at a town hall meeting in Dayton, Texas in July 1978.
Contributing Partner: The History Center
[Charles Wilson Speaks at Vidor Rotary]

[Charles Wilson Speaks at Vidor Rotary]

Date: July 1978
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Congressman Charles Wilson speaking at a Vidor Rotary Club meeting and Optimist Meeting in July 1978.
Contributing Partner: The History Center
[Charles Wilson at Corps  of Engineers Meeting]

[Charles Wilson at Corps of Engineers Meeting]

Date: 1978
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Congressman Charles Wilson speaking with concerned constituents at a Corps Of Engineers Meeting in 1978.
Contributing Partner: The History Center
[Charles Wilson at Panama Canal Hearings]

[Charles Wilson at Panama Canal Hearings]

Date: 1978
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Congressman Charles Wilson speaking at Congressional hearings on treaties regarding the Panama Canal, possibly the Foreign Relations Committee.
Contributing Partner: The History Center
[Charles Wilson in Nacogdoches]

[Charles Wilson in Nacogdoches]

Date: 1978
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Congressman Charles Wilson speaking with constituents at a town meeting in Nacogdoches, Texas in 1978.
Contributing Partner: The History Center
[Charles Wilson Speaks at Corps Engineers Meeting]

[Charles Wilson Speaks at Corps Engineers Meeting]

Date: 1978
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Congressman Charles Wilson addressing a crowd at a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Meeting in 1978.
Contributing Partner: The History Center
[Charles Wilson Speaks at  Silsbee Meeting ]

[Charles Wilson Speaks at Silsbee Meeting ]

Date: 1978
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Congressman Charles Wilson speaking to constituents at a town meeting in Silsbee, TX in 1978.
Contributing Partner: The History Center
[Charles Wilson Speaks with Vidor Constituents]

[Charles Wilson Speaks with Vidor Constituents]

Date: 1978=07
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Congressman Charles Wilson meets with the Vidor Rotary Club and the Optimist Club in July 1978.
Contributing Partner: The History Center
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