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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
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 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
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
Description: Photograph of Congressman Charles Wilson walking down the steps of the U.S. Capitol Building.
Description: Photograph of State representative Charles Wilson outside of the Texas capitol with three supporters. Left to right: Joe Ned Dean, District Judge for Trinity County, Claudette Lowe of Lufkin, and Jeannie Wayland, who was Wilson's administrative assistant. April 22, 1965.
Date: April 22, 1965