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[Young Democrats 1964]

Description: Photograph of Charles Wilson and young democrats in Angelina County, Texas. In October 1964 Young Democrats of Angelina County launched a countywide bumper sticker campaign in Lufkin, Diboll, Clawson, Huntington, and Zavalla. Here one of the teams poses outside the Democratic Headquarters in Lufkin. Left to right: Gary Horton, Lisa Denman, Tre Denman, Richard Warner, Charles Wilson. The photograph appears in the October 11, 1964 issue of the Diboll Free Press.
Date: October 11, 1964

[Buddy Temple Gives Speech at Wilson's Governor Day]

Description: Photograph of State representative Buddy Temple, friend of Charlie Wilson, speaking at Wilson's Governor for a Day ceremony at the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation in Polk County, Texas on December 2, 1972. Behind him are Charlie Wilson and his first wife Jerry, and Lufkin attorney Martin Dies. Judge John Hannah was also in attendance.
Date: December 2, 1972

[John Hannah and Charles Wilson]

Description: Photograph of State Representative John Hannah introducing Charlie Wilson, President Pro-Tem of the Texas Senate, as Governor of Texas for a day at the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation on December 2, 1972. State Representative Buddy Temple served as master of ceremonies and Judge Martin Dies Jr. swore Wilson into office. A reported 5,000 people were in attendance, including a complete National Guard unit that provided a 19-gun salute from 105mm howitzers. The mat is inscribed "To John, my trusted friend and guru, Charlie"
Date: December 2, 1972

[Charles Wilson in Israel in Captured Tank ]

Description: Photograph of US Congressman Charles Wilson sitting atop a captured Russian-made Egyptian tank in Israel in December 1973. Diboll Free Press Collection, The History Center, Diboll, Texas. Following the October 1973 Arab-Israeli War, East Texas Congressman Charlie Wilson inspected this Russian-built T-62 tank captured by Israel. Wilson, as a member of the Near East subcommittee of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, visited Israel comparing U.S. military equipment to that of Russia. Wilson concluded in a December 1973 newspaper column that we were “growing lax in our preparedness,” as he thought our best equipment was not as advanced as what Russia was then supplying Egypt and Syria.
Date: December 1973