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[Charles Wilson Donates Papers to SFA ]
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.
[Peyton Walters Mobile Office 1979]
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.
[Charles Wilson at Dayton Townhall]
Photograph of Congressman Charles Wilson meeting with constituents at a town hall meeting in Dayton, Texas in July 1978.
[Charles Wilson Speaks at Vidor Rotary]
Photograph of Congressman Charles Wilson speaking at a Vidor Rotary Club meeting and Optimist Meeting in July 1978.
[Charles Wilson at Corps of Engineers Meeting]
Photograph of Congressman Charles Wilson speaking with concerned constituents at a Corps Of Engineers Meeting in 1978.
[Charles Wilson at Panama Canal Hearings]
Photograph of Congressman Charles Wilson speaking at Congressional hearings on treaties regarding the Panama Canal, possibly the Foreign Relations Committee.
[Charles Wilson in Nacogdoches]
Photograph of Congressman Charles Wilson speaking with constituents at a town meeting in Nacogdoches, Texas in 1978.
[Charles Wilson Speaks at Corps Engineers Meeting]
Photograph of Congressman Charles Wilson addressing a crowd at a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Meeting in 1978.
[Charles Wilson Speaks at Silsbee Meeting ]
Photograph of Congressman Charles Wilson speaking to constituents at a town meeting in Silsbee, TX in 1978.
[Charles Wilson Speaks with Vidor Constituents]
Photograph of Congressman Charles Wilson meets with the Vidor Rotary Club and the Optimist Club in July 1978.
[Fidel Castro 1978]
Photograph of Fidel Castro from Charlie Wilson's trip to Cuba in 1978.
[Charles Wilson Birthday June 1976]
Photograph of Congressman Charles Wilson at his birthday celebration in June 1976, possibly in his Congressional office.
[Charles Wilson and Theodore Roosevelt Statue]
Photograph of Congressman Charles Wilson standing in front of a statue of President Theodore Roosevelt during his 1976 campaign for the United States House of Representatives.
[Charles Wilson at the Marine Corps Monument]
Photograph of Congressman Charles Wilson walking in front of a monument honoring the United States Marine Corps in Washington D. C. during the 1976 campaign.
[Charles Wilson on U.S. Capitol Dome 1976]
Photograph of Congressman Charles Wilson standing on the walkway of the U.S. Capitol Dome, ca. 1976.
[Charles Wilson in Israel in Captured Tank ]
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.
[Charles Wilson Greets Golda Meir]
Photograph of U.S. Congressman Charles Wilson shaking the hand of Golda Meir, Prime Minister of Israel from 1969-1974. She visited the United States in 1973.
[Wilson Temple Shepherd 1973]
Photograph of Charles Wilson, Buddy Temple, and Margie Shepherd, September 1973.
[Buddy Temple Gives Speech at Wilson's Governor Day]
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.
[Charles Wilson Governor for a Day]
Photograph of Charlie Wilson holding a seal of the Trinity River Authority of Texas at his Governor for a Day ceremony on the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation in Polk County, Texas. December 2, 1972.
[Charles Wilson Governor for Day]
Photograph of Charlie Wilson signing papers at his Governor for a Day ceremony on December 2, 1972 at the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation in Polk County, Texas. Chief R. F. Battise sits to Wilson's left.
[Charles Wilson Speaks to Alabama Coushatta Boys]
Photograph of Charlie Wilson standing among several Alabama-Coushatta Indian boys at his Governor for a Day ceremony on the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation in Polk County, Texas. December 2, 1972.
[John Hannah and Charles Wilson]
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"
[Chief Batisse and Charles Wilson]
Photograph of R.F. Batisse, Chief of the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe in Texas, and Charles Wilson in December 1972 during the Governor for a Day celebrations.
[Arthur Temple Jr. with Wilmuth Wilson at District Event]
Photograph of Arthur Temple Jr. at one of Congressman Charles Wilson's district events, likely in the early 1980s. Wilmuth Wilson, Charlie's mother, is on the left.
[Barbara and George H.W. Bush speak with Charlie Wilson and Ann Richards]
Photograph of Congressman Charles Wilson laughing with First Lady Barbara Bush, President George H.W. Bush, and Texas Governor Ann Richards.
[Charles and Barbara Wilson with Bill Clinton]
Photograph of Congressman Charles Wilson and his wife Barbara with President Bill Clinton at a holiday party.
[Charles Wilson and Bob Eckhardt]
Photograph of Charlie Wilson with Congressman Robert C. (Bob) Eckhardt.
[Charles Wilson and General Norman Schwarzkopf]
Photograph of Congressman Charles Wilson shaking hands with General H. Norman Schwarzkopf.
[Charles Wilson and Staff Member]
Photograph of Congressman Charles Wilson speaking with a staff member in his Congressional office.
[Charles Wilson and Sugar Ray Leonard]
Photograph of Congressman Charles Wilson and boxer Sugar Ray Leonard.
[Charles Wilson Answers Questions]
Photograph of Congressman Charles Wilson taking questions at his desk.
[Charles Wilson at the Lufkin Autumn Club]
Photograph of Congressman Charles Wilson meeting with members of the Lufkin Autumn Club.
[Charles Wilson Early Portrait]
Photograph of Charles Wilson, date unknown.
[Charles Wilson in Office]
Photograph of Congressman Charles Wilson in his office.
[Charles Wilson on Phone]
Photograph of Charles Wilson on the phone in his office.
[Charles Wilson on the Steps of the U.S. Capitol ]
Photograph of Congressman Charles Wilson walking down the steps of the U.S. Capitol Building.
[Charles Wilson outside U.S. Capitol]
Photograph of Congressman Charles Wilson standing outside the U.S. Capitol Building.
[Charles Wilson Speaks during Radio Interview]
Photograph of Congressman Charles Wilson giving a radio interview.
[Charles Wilson Speaks with Ellen Temple and Lloyd Bentsen]
Photograph of Lloyd Bentsen, Ellen Temple and Congressman Charles Wilson at a campaign event in the 1990's.
[Charles Wilson Supporters Offer Free Drinks]
Photograph of supporters of Congressman Charles Wilson offer free drinks at an unnamed ceremony.
[Charles Wilson Washington Staff]
Photograph of Congressman Charles Wilson's Washington D. C. staff. Left to right: Peggy Love, Julianne Booty, Deloris Hanes, unidentified, Charlie Wilson, unidentified, unidentified, Carol Simons, unidentified, unidentified.
[Charles Wilson with Afghani Mujahideen]
Photograph of Congressman Charles Wilson posing on horseback among a group of armed Mujahideen during the Soviet-Afghan War, late 1980's,
[Charles Wilson With Possible Egyptian Tank]
Photograph of Congressman Charles Wilson posing in front of a tank somewhere in the Middle East, possibly in Egypt or Israel.
[Charles Wilson with Reagans]
Photograph of Congressman Charles Wilson speaking to President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan in the White House. Inscription reads "To Congressman Charles Wilson, With Best Wishes, Ronald Reagan Nancy Reagan"
[Charles Wilson with Unidentified Woman]
Photograph of Congressman Charles Wilson speaking with an unidentified woman.
[Texas Congressional Delegation]
Photograph of members of the Texas Congressional Delegation at a dinner in Washington, D.C. Front row sitting left to right: Jake Pickle, Jim Wright, Jack Brooks, Lloyd Bentsen, Kika de la Garza, unidentified. Second row standing left to right: Ralph Hall, Mickey Leland, Kent Hance, Martin Frost, unidentified, Charles Wilson, unidentified, unidentified, Jim Mattox, Phil Gramm, unidentified, unidentified.
[Tom Hanks and Charles Wilson Movie Poster]
Photograph of a poster of actor Tom Hanks and former Congressman Charles Wilson. Hanks portrayed Wilson in the motion picture "Charlie Wilson's War." The poster is inscribed "Charlie, at least the suspenders are correct! Tom Hanks"
[U.S. House Members with Speaker Albert]
Photograph of members of the United States House of Representatives in the office of the Speaker, Carl Albert. Congressman Charles Wilson is standing in the back row in front of the United States Flag.
[Ward Burke]
Photograph of Lufkin Attorney Ward Burke. Congressman Charles Wilson is in the background on the far right.