WILSON, Pete (1933-)
Senate Years of Service: 1983-1991

WILSON, PETE, a Senator from California; born in Lake Forest, Lake County, Ill., August 23, 1933; attended private school in St. Louis, Mo.; graduated, Yale University 1956; graduated, University of California School of Law, Berkeley, 1962; served in the United States Marine Corps 1955-1958; admitted to the California bar in 1963 and commenced practice in San Diego; member, California legislature 1966-1971; mayor of San Diego 1971-1983; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1982; reelected in 1988 and served from January 3, 1983, until January 7, 1991, when he resigned, having been elected governor of California; Governor of California, 1991-1999; fellow, Hoover Institution 1999-.

Senatorial papers in private custody.

California State Archives
Sacramento, CA
Papers. 1991-1999. Ca. 3730 cubic feet. Gubernatorial papers including bill files, press releases, correspondence, speeches, position appointments, First Lady Gayle Wilson's papers, and Governor's Office Planning and Research Files. The bill files, press releases, and speeches are open. The remaining files are restricted for 50 years or until Wilson's death, whichever is longer (California Government Code 6250, the California Public Records Act.)
Oral History: Discussed in interview with Gladys W. Sargent, 1989, 242 pages.