Joe Wilson

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Joe Wilson
Joe Wilson official congressional photo.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from South Carolina's 2nd district
Assumed office
December 18, 2001
Preceded byFloyd Spence
Member of the South Carolina Senate
from the 23rd district
In office
January 8, 1985 – December 18, 2001
Preceded byConstituency established
Succeeded byJake Knotts
Personal details
Born
Addison Graves Wilson

(1947-07-31) July 31, 1947 (age 74)
Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Roxanne Dusenbury McCrory
Children4, including Alan
EducationWashington and Lee University (BA)
University of South Carolina (JD)
WebsiteHouse website
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Army
Years of service1972–2003[1]
RankUS-O6 insignia.svg Colonel
UnitUnited 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.[2]

Wilson is known for interrupting a speech by U.S. President Barack Obama to the joint session of Congress by shouting "You lie!".[3][4]

References[change | change source]

  1. 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.
  2. "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.
  3. "CNN, Politics, retrieved 14 September 2009". Cnn.com. September 10, 2009. Retrieved September 16, 2009.
  4. "Carter: Obama a target for racism". English.aljazeera.net. 2009-09-16. Retrieved October 7, 2010.