Earl Wilson

U.S. Congressperson

1906 – 1990

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Who was Earl Wilson?

Earl Wilson was a United States Representative from Indiana. He was born on a farm near Huron, Indiana and attended public schools there. He attended Purdue University and received degrees from Coyne Electrical School of Chicago, Illinois in 1928 and Indiana University of Bloomington, Indiana in 1931. He taught high school in Dubois, White, and Decautur Counties between 1931 and 1938. He served as a high school principal in Jackson County in 1939 and 1940.

In 1940, he defeated incumbent Eugene B. Crowe to serve as a Republican Representative for Indiana's 9th congressional district. He served in the United States Congress until 1958, when he was defeated by Earl Hogan for reelection. In 1960, he defeated Hogan and retook his Congressional seat, which he held until he was defeated in 1964 by Lee H. Hamilton.

After his defeat from Congress, Wilson served as an Indiana State Senator between 1969 and 1976. He was a resident of Bedford, Indiana, where he lived until his death in 1990.

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Apr 18, 1906
Huron, Indiana
  • Purdue University
  • Indiana University Bloomington
  • Coyne American Institute Inc
Lived in
  • Bedford
  • Indiana
Apr 27, 1990

on July 23, 2013


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