Wilson, Pete

Wilson, Pete

(Peter Barton Wilson), 1933–, American politician, b. Lake Forest, Ill. A lawyer and moderate Republican, he began his career in local politics. He was a campaign aide in Richard NixonNixon, Richard Milhous,
1913–94, 37th President of the United States (1969–74), b. Yorba Linda, Calif. Political Career to 1968

A graduate of Whittier College and Duke law school, he practiced law in Whittier, Calif.
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's 1962 gubernatorial race, served in the state legislature (1967–71), and was mayor of San Diego (1971–83). He subsequently has served as U.S. senator from California (1983–91) and as governor of the state (1991–99). In 1995, Wilson mounted an unsuccessful candidacy for the 1996 Republican presidential nomination.
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Substitutes: Alex Walker, Micky Ward, Kieran Brookes, Brent Wilson, Pete Browne, Hall Charlton, Rob Miller, Tom Catterick.
Roger Wilson, Pete Morton and Chris Parkinson should also prove very popular on December 8, before the traditional Red Lion Folk Club Christmas panto with Mad Jocks and Englishmen on December 22.
Graham Patton, Kevin Naughton, and Richard and Steve Colbourne all finished the 18-miler in 3-06-00, while Phil Wilson, Pete Fahy, Ian Davies and Bryan Pears completed the marathon distance in 4-32-00 ahead of Dave Phillips (Massey Ferguson), 5-40-00, who used the event as preparation for this weekend's Swiss Alpine Marathon at Davos.
The Marketers of the Year award went to Geoff Wilson, Pete Zimek and Jennifer Zimek, owners of two scoop shops in Gainesville, FL.