|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from South Carolina's 2nd district
|Assumed office |
December 18, 2001
|Preceded by||Floyd Spence|
|Member of the South Carolina Senate|
from the 23rd district
January 8, 1985 – December 18, 2001
|Preceded by||Constituency established|
|Succeeded by||Jake Knotts|
Addison Graves Wilson
July 31, 1947
Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Roxanne Dusenbury McCrory|
|Children||4, including Alan|
|Education||Washington and Lee University (BA)|
University of South Carolina (JD)
|Branch/service||United States Army|
|Years of service||1972–2003|
|Unit||United States Army Reserve (1972–1975)|
South Carolina Army National Guard (1975–2003)
Addison Graves "Joe" Wilson Sr. (born July 31, 1947) is an American politician. He has been the U.S. Representative for South Carolina's 2nd congressional district since 2001.
From 1985 to 2001, he was in the South Carolina Senate. He is a member of the Republican Party.
He is a member of the House Republican Policy Committee and is an Assistant Republican Whip.
Wilson is known for interrupting a speech by U.S. President Barack Obama to the joint session of Congress by shouting "You lie!".
References[change | change source]
- ↑ Staff. "Once a Soldier... Always a Soldier" (PDF). Legislative Agenda. Association of the United States Army. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 21, 2013. Retrieved January 28, 2013.
- ↑ "Joe Wilson – Congressman Joe Wilson's Biography". Joewilson.house.gov. July 31, 1947. Archived from the original on December 2, 2009. Retrieved December 8, 2009.
- ↑ "CNN, Politics, retrieved 14 September 2009". Cnn.com. September 10, 2009. Retrieved September 16, 2009.
- ↑ "Carter: Obama a target for racism". English.aljazeera.net. 2009-09-16. Retrieved October 7, 2010.