WILSON, Charles Herbert

WILSON, Charles Herbert
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
1917–1984

Biography

WILSON, Charles Herbert, a Representative from California; born in Magna, Salt Lake County, Utah, February 15, 1917; with his parents, moved to Los Angeles, Calif., in 1922 and attended the public schools there and in Inglewood; employee of a bank, 1935-1942; staff sergeant, United States Army, June 1942 to December 1945, with overseas service in the European Theater of Operations; in 1945, established an insurance agency in Los Angeles, Calif.; served in the California state legislature, 1954-1962, as assemblyman from the Sixty-sixth Assembly District; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-eighth and to the eight succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1963-January 3, 1981); reprimanded by the U.S. House of Representatives on October 13, 1978, for making a false statement to the Ethics Committee investigating the Korean influence matter; censured by the U.S. House of Representatives on June 10, 1980, for financial misconduct and payroll fraud; unsuccessful candidate for renomination to the Ninety-seventh Congress in 1980; was a resident of Tantallon, Md., until his death in Clinton, Md., on July 21, 1984; interment in Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, Calif.

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External Research Collections

Los Angeles Public Library

Los Angeles, CA
Photograph: 1964, 1 photograph. Several protesters can be seen picketing in front of the Legislative offices of Jesse M. Unruh, Assemblyman 65th District and Charles H. Wilson, Congressman 31st District, located at 1902 St. Andrews Place. Some picket signs read: "Wilson: use your own stamps"; "Wilson: Don't be so proud of your record"; "We want honesty not travesty"; "Californians protest. Wilson uses tax money to campaign"; etc. It appears that the picketing is against Congressman Charlie Wilson, as Assemblyman Jesse Unruh's name does not appear on any of the signs pictured. The photograph is dated: October 29, 1964.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Look at Congress: Charles H. Wilson, Democratic Representative from California. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.

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