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Charles N. Wilson Political Photographs


Charlie Wilson as a Naval Cadet, 1956

Charlie Wilson as a Naval Cadet, 1956

Photograph of United States Naval Academy Cadets, believed to be the class of 1956.
Charles N. Wilson is on the top row, fourth from the left.

Early Portrait of Charlie Wilson

Early Portrait of Charlie Wilson

Charlie Wilson Early Portrait, date unknown

Charlie Wilson in The Texas House of Representatives, April 20, 1961

Charlie Wilson in The Texas House of Representatives, April 20, 1961

Photograph of Charles N. Wilson speaking in the Texas House of Representatives on April 20, 1961.

Latane Temple Welcomes Charlie Wilson, 1961

Latane Temple Welcomes Charlie Wilson, 1961

Photograph of Latane Temple welcoming state representative Charles Wilson to the sales and public relations staff of Temple Lumber Company in 1961. This photograph was taken at the company's main office, which was located at 4807 Kirby Drive, Houston, Texas.

Charlie Wilson with Young Democrats, October 11, 1964

Charlie Wilson with Young Democrats, October 11, 1964

Photograph of Charles Wilson and young democrats in Angelina County, Texas. In October 1964 Young Democrats of Angelina County launched a countywide bumper sticker campaign in Lufkin, Diboll, Clawson, Huntington, and Zavalla. Here one of the teams poses outside the Democratic Headquarters in Lufkin. Left to right: Gary Horton, Lisa Denman, Tre Denman, Richard Warner, Charles Wilson. The photograph appears in the October 11, 1964 issue of the Diboll Free Press.

Charlie Wilson Outside the Texas Capitol, April 22, 1965

Charlie Wilson Outside the Texas Capitol, April 22, 1965

Photograph of State representative Charlie 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.

Charlie Wilson with Lieutenant Governor Ben Barns, 1969

Charlie Wilson with Lieutenant Governor Ben Barns, 1969

Photograph of Senator Charles Wilson receiving the gavel from Lieutenant Governor Ben Barnes upon his appointment as chairman of the Texas Senate Banking Committee, February 6, 1969.

Governor for a Day Ceremony, 1972

Governor for a Day Ceremony, 1972

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.

Buddy Temple Speaking at Governor for a Day Ceremony, 1972

Buddy Temple Speaking at Governor for a Day Ceremony, 1972

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.

Charlie Wilson with Alabama Coushatta Boys, 1972

Charlie Wilson with Alabama Coushatta Boys, 1972

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.

Charlie Wilson at His Governor for a Day Ceremony, 1972

Charlie Wilson at His Governor for a Day Ceremony, 1972

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.

A Signed Photograph of Charlie Wilson with State Representative John Hannah, 1972

A Signed Photograph of Charlie Wilson with State Representative John Hannah, 1972

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"

Charlie Wilson with Chief R.F. Batisse, 1972

Charlie Wilson with Chief R.F. Batisse, 1972

Photograph of R.F. Batisse, Chief of the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe in Texas, and Charlie Wilson in December 1972 during the Governor for a Day celebrations.

Charlie Wilson with Buddy Temple, and Margie Shepherd,1973

Charlie Wilson with Buddy Temple, and Margie Shepherd,1973

Photograph of Charles Wilson, Buddy Temple, and Margie Shepherd, September 1973.

Charlie Wilson with Congressman Robert C. Eckhardt

Charlie Wilson with Congressman Robert C. Eckhardt

Photograph of Charlie Wilson with Congressman Robert C. (Bob) Eckhardt. Date unknown.

Charlie Wilson atop Captured Russian Tank in Israel,1973

Charlie Wilson atop Captured Russian Tank in Israel,1973

Photograph of US Congressman Charles Wilson sitting atop a captured Russian-made Egyptian tank in Israel in December 1973. Diboll Free Press Collection. 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.

Charlie Wilson Taking Questions

Charlie Wilson Taking Questions

Photograph of Congressman Charlie Wilson taking questions at his desk. Date unknown.

Charlie Wilson on the Phone

Charlie Wilson on the Phone

Photograph of Charles Wilson on the phone in his office.

Charlie Wilson during a Radio Interview

Charlie Wilson during a Radio Interview

Photograph of Congressman Charles Wilson giving a radio interview.

Charlie Wilson outside U.S. Capitol Building

Charlie Wilson outside U.S. Capitol Building

Photograph of Congressman Charlie Wilson standing outside the U.S. Capitol Building. Date unknown.

Charlie Wilson on the U.S. Capitol Building's Steps

Charlie Wilson on the U.S. Capitol Building's Steps

Photograph of Congressman Charles Wilson walking down the steps of the U.S. Capitol Building

Charlie Wilson in front of a Statue of Theodore Roosevelt, 1976

Charlie Wilson in front of a Statue of Theodore Roosevelt, 1976

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.

Charlie Wilson in front of Marine Corps Monument, 1976

Charlie Wilson in front of Marine Corps Monument, 1976

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.

Charlie Wilson's Birthday Celebration, June 1976

Charlie Wilson's Birthday Celebration, June 1976

Photograph of Congressman Charles Wilson at his birthday celebration in June 1976, possibly in his Congressional office.

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