WILSON, Robert Carlton (Bob), (1916 - 1999)


Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

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.