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[Charles Wilson and his Mobile Office 1979]

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.
Date: 1979
Item Type: Photograph

[Charles Wilson Campains with Ann Richards and Miss Texas]

Description: Photograph of Congressman Charles Wilson, Governor Ann Richards, and Miss Texas Rhonda Morrison in the parking lot of the Angelina County Exposition Center in Lufkin, Texas at the conclusion of their day-long helicopter tour. The tour occurred during the 1992 campaign on October 14, and began in Orange with stops in Silsbee, Jasper, and Center. After ceremonies at the Exposition Center, it concluded with a reception at Crown Colony Country Club.
Date: October 14, 1992
Item Type: Photograph

[Charles Wilson Donates Papers to SFA ]

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.
Date: 1979
Item Type: Photograph

[Charles Wilson Governor for a Day]

Description: 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.
Date: December 2, 1972
Item Type: Photograph

[Charles Wilson Governor for Day]

Description: 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.
Date: December 2, 1972
Item Type: Photograph

[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
Item Type: Photograph