Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
WILSON, Heather (1960-)

WILSON, HEATHER, a Representative from New Mexico; born in Keene, Cheshire County, N.H., December 30, 1960; graduated from Keene High School, Keene, N.H.; B.S. United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo., 1982; Rhodes Scholar, M.Phil., Oxford University, Oxford, England, 1984; D.Phil., Oxford University, Oxford, England, 1985; United States Air Force, 1978-1989; cabinet secretary of the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department, 1995-1998; director for European Defense Policy and Arms Control, National Security Council, 1989-1991; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Fifth Congress by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Steven Schiff, reelected to the five succeeding Congresses (June 23, 1998-January 3, 2009); not a candidate for reelection in 2008, but was an unsuccessful candidate for nomination for the United States Senate; Secretary of the Air Force, 2017-2019.

University of New Mexico
Political Archives, Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections
Albuquerque, NM
Papers: The papers are not yet accessible for research.

  • "Heather A. Wilson" in Women in Congress, 1917-2006. Prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of History & Preservation, U. S. House of Representatives. Washington: Government Printing Office, 2006.
  • Wilson, Heather A. "International Law and the Use of Force by National Liberation Movements." Ph.D. diss., Oxford University, 1988.