Earl Wilson (politician)
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Earl Wilson Politician
Earl Wilson
Earl Wilson Indiana.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 9th district

January 3, 1941 - January 3, 1959
Eugene B. Crowe
Earl Hogan

January 3, 1961 - January 3, 1965
Earl Hogan
Lee H. Hamilton
Member of the Indiana Senate
from the 44th district

January 8, 1973 - November 3, 1976
Marvin F. Klaes[1]
James William Spurgeon
Member of the Indiana Senate
from the 28th district

November 6, 1968 - November 8, 1972
Guy Victor Green[2]
Martin "Chip" Koons Edwards
Personal details
Born(1906-04-18)April 18, 1906
Huron, Indiana
DiedApril 27, 1990(1990-04-27) (aged 84)
Bedford, Indiana
Political partyRepublican Party
Spouse(s)Elsie Wilson
ChildrenPhillip Wilson, Linda Corman
Alma materPurdue University
Coyne Electrical School
Indiana University

Earl Wilson (April 18, 1906 - April 27, 1990) 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 and as a high school principal in Jackson County 1939-1940.

Wilson decided to enter politics and in 1940 he narrowly defeated New Deal Democrat incumbent Eugene B. Crowe 71,624-69,227 and was elected as the 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 was returned to Congress in 1961. Wilson won reelection in 1962.]. In 1964 Wilson was defeated for reelection by Democrat Lee Hamilton 74,939 - 62,780.[3] Wilson did not vote in favor of the Civil Rights Acts of 1957 and 1964,[4][5] but voted present on the 24th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.[6]

While in Congress, Wilson was influential in moving Samuel Woodfill's body from Madison, Indiana to Arlington National Cemetery.

After his loss to Hamilton in 1964 Wilson was elected to the Indiana State Senator serving there from 1969-1976. He was a resident of Bedford, Indiana, until his death on April 27, 1990.


  1. ^ http://www.capitolandwashington.com/offices/all-offices/244/
  2. ^ http://www.capitolandwashington.com/offices/all-offices/228/
  3. ^ "Rep. Earl Wilson Indiana". govtrack.us. Retrieved 2017.
  4. ^ "HR 6127. CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1957". GovTrack.us.
  5. ^ "H.R. 7152. PASSAGE".
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Eugene B. Crowe
U.S. Congressman, Indiana 9th District
January 3, 1941 - January 3, 1959
Succeeded by
Earl Hogan
Preceded by
Earl Hogan
U.S. Congressman, Indiana 9th District
January 3, 1961 - January 3, 1965
Succeeded by
Lee H. Hamilton

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