Congressman Charles Wilson began his political career in 1960 when he was elected to the Texas House of Representatives. He served in the Texas House of Representatives for six years and was then elected to the Texas Senate in 1966. On November 7, 1972, the second district of Texas elected Charles Wilson to the U.S. House of Representatives. He retired from the U.S. House of Representatives in 1996.
While serving in the U.S. House of Representatives Congressman Wilson was involved in local and international change. He created the first Big Thicket National Preserve, helped the Afghanistan freedom fighters and brought more Veteran Affairs services to East Texas.
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