Center for Political Awareness

Joe Wilson

US Representative

South Carolina

2nd District

Tenure: December 18, 2001-present

Term Ends: January 3, 2025

Brief Bio

WILSON, Addison Graves (Joe), a Representative from South Carolina; born in Charleston, S.C., July 31, 1947; graduated from the High School of Charleston, Charleston, S.C.; B.A., Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Va., 1969; J.D., University of South Carolina, Columbia, S.C., 1972; United States Army Reserve, 1972-1975; South Carolina Army National Guard, 1975-2003; lawyer, private practice; deputy general counsel, United States Department of Energy, 1981-1982; staff, United States Senator Strom Thurmond of South Carolina; staff, United States Representative Floyd Spence of South Carolina; member of the South Carolina state senate, 1984-2001; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Seventh Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Floyd Spence, and reelected to the eleven succeeding Congresses (December 18, 2001-present); reprimanded by the U.S. House of Representatives, on September 15, 2009, for interrupting President’s remarks before a Joint Session which was a “breach of decorum and degraded the proceedings” of the Joint Session.

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