|36th Governor of California|
January 7, 1991 – January 4, 1999
|Lieutenant||Leo T. McCarthy (1991–95) |
Gray Davis (1995–99)
|Preceded by||George Deukmejian|
|Succeeded by||Gray Davis|
|United States Senator|
January 3, 1983 – January 7, 1991
|Preceded by||Samuel I. Hayakawa|
|Succeeded by||John F. Seymour|
|29th Mayor of San Diego|
December 6, 1971 – January 3, 1983
|Preceded by||Francis Earl Curran|
|Succeeded by||William E. Cleator, Sr. (acting)|
|Member of the California State Assembly|
from the 76th district
January 3, 1967 – January 7, 1971
|Preceded by||Clair Burgener|
|Succeeded by||Bob Wilson|
Peter Barton Wilson
August 23, 1933
Lake Forest, Illinois, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Gayle Edlund Wilson|
|Children||Todd Chandler Graham (stepson)|
Philip Edlund Graham (stepson)
|Alma mater||Yale University |
UC Berkeley School of Law
|Branch/service||United States Marine Corps|
|Years of service||1955–1958|
Peter Barton "Pete" Wilson (born August 23, 1933) is an American Republican Party politician.
Wilson was the 36th Governor of California from 1991 through 1999. Before this, he was a United States Senator from 1983 through 1991, the Mayor of San Diego from 1971 through 1983 and a California State Assemblyman from 1967 through 1971.
A Republican, Wilson passed the anti-immigrant 1994 California Proposition 187. This helped him win reelection while being against immigrant or gay communities amidst demographic shifts. Since then, the only California Republican to win a major statewide election is Arnold Schwarzenegger.
He ran for the Republican nomination for President in 1996.
References[change | change source]
- Steele, Jeanette (2007-08-26). "Jeanette Steele, Wilson statue is unveiled as Latinos, gays protest. ''San Diego Union-Tribune, August 26, 2007". Legacy.signonsandiego.com. Archived from the original on 2010-02-24. Retrieved 2011-01-21.
Other websites[change | change source]
- United States Congress. "Pete Wilson (id: W000607)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
- Wilson Appearances on C-SPAN
- Reaffirming Liberty: Wilson for President Campaign Brochure
- Pete Wilson, Candidate for Governor, 1994 Platform Papers, Speeches and Endorsements Archived 2009-05-06 at the Wayback Machine
- Pete Wilson Biography and Inaugural addresses
- Hoover Institution Biography
- Cal Voter: Gov. Wilson's Record on Crime Archived 2009-05-01 at the Wayback Machine
- Undated speech by Pete Wilson on Affirmative Action titled "The Minority-Majority Society"