Pete Wilson

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Pete Wilson
Pete Wilson meeting with Les Aspin, Feb 3, 1993 - cropped to Wilson.JPEG
Wilson as governor in 1993
36th Governor of California
In office
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
from California
In office
January 3, 1983 – January 7, 1991
Preceded by Samuel I. Hayakawa
Succeeded by John F. Seymour
29th Mayor of San Diego
In office
01971-12-06 December 6 1971 – 01983-01-03 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
In office
January 3, 1967 – January 7, 1971
Preceded by Clair Burgener
Succeeded by Bob Wilson
Personal details
Born Peter Barton Wilson
(1933-08-23) August 23, 1933 (age 84)
Lake Forest, Illinois, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Gayle Edlund Wilson
Children Todd Chandler Graham (stepson)
Philip Edlund Graham (stepson)
Alma mater Yale University
UC Berkeley School of Law
Profession Politician
Religion Presbyterianism
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch  United States Marine Corps
Years of service 1955–1958
Unit Infantry commander

Peter Barton "Pete" Wilson (born August 23, 1933) is an American Republican Party politician.

Wilson served as 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 is primarily remembered today for passing California Proposition 187, which won him reelection while being against immigrant or gay communities amidst demographic shifts.[1] Since then, the only California Republican to win a major statewide election was Arnold Schwarzenegger.

References[change | change source]

  1. 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. Retrieved 2011-01-21. 

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