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; served as a staff sergeant in the United States Army from 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 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); censured by the House
of Representatives on June 10, 1980, for financial misconduct; unsuccessful
candidate for renomination in 1980 to the Ninety-seventh Congress; was a
resident of Tantallon, Md., until his death in Clinton, Md., on July 21, 1984;
interment in Inglewood Park Cemetery, Inglewood, Calif.
BibliographyRalph Nader Congress Project.
Citizens Look at Congress: Charles H. Wilson, Democratic Representative
from California. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers,