Wilson as governor in 1993
|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|
|Born||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
|Service/branch||United States Marine Corps|
|Years of service||1955–1958|
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. Since then, the only California Republican to win a major statewide election was Arnold Schwarzenegger.
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. Retrieved 2011-01-21.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Biography at the 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
- Pete Wilson Biography and Inaugural addresses
- Hoover Institution Biography
- Cal Voter: Gov. Wilson's Record on Crime
- Undated speech by Pete Wilson on Affirmative Action titled "The Minority-Majority Society"