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Joe Wilson

Joe WilsonAKA Addison Graves Wilson

Born: 31-Jul-1947
Birthplace: Charleston, SC

Gender: Male
Religion: Presbyterian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Republican

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congressman, South Carolina 2nd

Military service: US Army Reserve (1972-75); South Carolina Army National Guard

In 2003, Congressman Joe Wilson voted to provide $1.25M in federal funds to pay for health care for illegal aliens in the United States. These funds were allocated in Section 1011 of the "Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act", which received overwhelming Republican approval (and overwhelming disapproval by Democrats). It was signed by President George W. Bush on 8 December 2003, and the funds were dispensed over five years.

During the 9 September 2009 health care address by Barack Obama to Joint Session of Congress, Joe Wilson screamed "You lie!", after Obama had debunked the claim that illegal aliens would be covered by Obama's health care legislation -- such coverage was not offered by either the House or Senate health care bills then pending, nor was it included in the final legislation that eventually passed. After criticism by John McCain and others, Wilson apologized for his astonishing lack of decorum: "My comments were inappropriate and regrettable. I extend sincere apologies to the President for this lack of civility."

Father: Hugh Wilson
Wife: Roxanne Dusenbury McCrory (four sons)
Son: Alan McCrory-Wilson
Son: Addison Graves, Jr.
Son: Julian Dusenbury
Son: Hunter Taylor

    High School: High School of Charleston, Charleston, SC (1965)
    University: BA Political Science, Washington and Lee University (1969)
    Law School: JD, University of South Carolina (1972)

    US Congressman, South Carolina 2nd (18-Dec-2001 to present)
    South Carolina State Senate (1984-2001)
    Congressional Staff for Sen. Strom Thurmond
    Congressional Staff for Rep. Floyd Spence
    US Energy Department Deputy General Counsel, US Dept. of Energy (1981-82)
    Kirkland, Wilson, Moore, Taylor & Thomas Partner
    Global Warming Skeptics
    American Heart Association
    American Legion
    Boy Scouts of America Executive Committee
    Freemasonry Sinclair Lodge #154
    Israel Project Board of Advisors
    Jaycees Cayce-West Columbia
    Leadership Institute Bi-Partisan Congressional Advisory Board
    Navy League
    National Rifle Association
    National Student Leadership Conference Honorary Board of Advisors
    Rotary International Cayce-West Columbia
    South Carolina Bar
    Woodmen of the World
    World Affairs Council Columbia

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