WILSON, Robert Carlton (Bob)

WILSON, Robert Carlton (Bob)
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
1916–1999

Biography

WILSON, Robert Carlton (Bob), a Representative from California; born in Calexico, Imperial County, Calif., April 5, 1916; attended California public schools, San Diego State College, and Otis Art Institute; during the Second World War operated Conship Commissary and served as a private in the United States Army; lieutenant colonel, United States Marine Corps Reserve; partner in two advertising agencies in San Diego; chairman, Republican Congressional Campaign Committee, 1962-1966; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-third and to the thirteen succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1953-January 3, 1981); was not a candidate for reelection in 1980; chairman, Washington Industrial Team and Air-Space America; died in Chula Vista, Calif., on August 12, 1999; interment at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego, Calif.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

San Diego State University
Special Collections and University Archives

San Diego, CA
Papers: 1953-1980, 597.83 linear feet. The papers of Bob Wilson contain correspondence, memoranda, proposals for legislation, reports, materials relating to resolutions and debates, surveys, photographs and miscellany. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

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

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