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Charlie Wilson

Charlie WilsonAKA Charles Nesbitt Wilson

Born: 1-Jun-1933
Birthplace: Trinity, TX
Died: 10-Feb-2010
Location of death: Lufkin, TX
Cause of death: Heart Failure

Gender: Male
Religion: Methodist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congressman from Texas, 1973-96

Military service: US Navy (Lt, 1956-60)

Best known for funding the Mujahedeen resistance in Afghanistan against the Soviet occupation of the 1980s. Nicknamed "Good Time Charlie" for his pursuit of alcohol and women.

"It's absolutely astounding the lengths to which the Justice Department have gone to try and figure out what I did in a hot tub in Las Vegas. If they had put the same resources into drug trafficking... there would be half as much heroin coming into the United States as there is now."

Father: Charles Edwin Wilson (accountant)
Mother: Wilmuth Wilson
Wife: Jerry (div.)
Girlfriend: Annelise Ilschenko (1986-89)
Girlfriend: Yana Anastasia Lisitsina (1990)
Wife: Barbara Livshin Alberstadt Zavacky (m. 2-Feb-1999)

    High School: Trinity High School, Trinity, TX (1951)
    University: Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX
    University: BS, US Naval Academy, Annapolis (1956)

    US Congressman, Texas 2nd (3-Jan-1973 to 8-Oct-1996, resigned)
    Texas State Senate (1966-72)
    Texas State House of Representatives (1960-66)
    Kennedy Center
    Driving While Intoxicated Aug-1983
    Hit and Run Aug-1983
    Traveled to the USSR Jan-1990
    Heart Transplant Houston, TX (24-Sep-2007)
    House Banking Scandal 81 overdrawn checks, totaling $143,857
    Risk Factors: Alcoholism

Is the subject of books:
Charlie Wilson's War, 2003, BY: George Crile


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