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Description: Photograph of East Texans protesting expansion of the Big Thicket National Preserve on April 29, 1989. Their sign reads "Give me Liberty or Give me death, but Don't Give me 'Charlie'." Congressman Charles Wilson supported the expansion of the area protected by the federal government, an opinion that put him at odds with some of his constituents, particularly private property owners and those who made their living from the forest products industry.
Date: April 29, 1989
Description: Photograph of Congressman Charles Wilson inside an armed vehicle with Afghan mujahideen during the Soviet war in Afghanistan. Taken on February 25, 1987.
Date: February 25, 1987
Description: Photograph of Congressman Charles Wilson firing a machine gun in Afghanistan during the filming of an episode of "60 Minutes" in May-June 1988. This photograph was used for the cover of George Crile's book, Charlie Wilson's War.
Description: Photograph of Congressman Charles Wilson and a group of Afghan mujahideen during the Soviet war in Afghanistan. February 25, 1987.
Date: February 25, 1987
Description: Photograph of Congressman Charles Wilson standing in front of his "mobile office" in 1979. He and his office staff used the RV to travel to different cities throughout his large, rural congressional district, in order to meet with constituents.
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.
Description: Photograph of (left to right) Harry Hubbard, Congressman Charles Wilson, and President Jimmy Carter eating on Air Force One on October 22, 1980. A signed inscription reads "Charlie, You're Great/ Jimmy Carter"
Date: October 22, 1980