WILSON, Pete, (1933 - )

Senate Years of Service: 1983-1991
Party: Republican


Courtesy U.S. Senate Historical Office

WILSON, Pete, a Senator from California; born in Lake Forest, Lake County, Ill., August 23, 1933; attended private school in St. Louis, Mo.; graduated, Yale University 1956; graduated, University of California School of Law, Berkeley, 1962; served in the United States Marine Corps 1955-1958; admitted to the California bar in 1963 and commenced practice in San Diego; member, California legislature 1966-1971; mayor of San Diego 1971-1983; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1982; reelected in 1988 and served from January 3, 1983, until January 7, 1991, when he resigned, having been elected governor of California; Governor of California, 1991-1999; fellow, Hoover Institution 1999-.