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Charles Malcolm Wilson
Birth: Feb. 26, 1914
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Mar. 13, 2000
New Rochelle
Westchester County
New York, USA

Governor of New York 1973-1974. Lieutenant Governor of New York 1959-1973. He was born Charles Malcolm Wilson to Charles H. and Agnes Wilson. His father was a patent attorney. At age 24, just two years after graduating from Fordham Law School, Wilson was elected to the New York State Assembly where he represented the Westchester County district that included Yonkers, New York. He served in the Assembly for 20 years. Wilson joined the United States Navy in 1943 and served on an ammunition ship, traveling to Europe several times. He was discharged in 1945 as a Lieutenant JG. While he was at war, Wilson won re-election to the Assembly in absentia. In 1958 Governor Nelson Rockefeller appointed him Lieutenant Governor. In 1973 Nelson Rockefeller resigned the governorship, and Wilson assumed his position for the remainder of the term. In 1974 he lost the election to Hugh Carey. After losing the election, Wilson returned to his legal practice and served as Chairman of the Board and CEO of the Manhattan Bank for Savings from 1977 until 1986. He was married to Katharine McCloskey and they had two daughters, Katharine, an attorney, and Anne, and six grandsons. His wife died in 1980. In 1994 the Tappan Zee Bridge, which spans the Hudson River, was renamed for Wilson. There is also a park in Yonkers, New York that is named for him. (bio by: Eamonn) 
 
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Gate of Heaven Cemetery
Hawthorne
Westchester County
New York, USA
 
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Record added: Oct 10, 2002
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Charles Malcolm Wilson
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Charles Malcolm Wilson
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Charles Malcolm Wilson
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