Charlie Wilson

Congressman Charlie Wilson

Jan 20, 2013 By Paul Burka

Charlie served his district and his state well, and he never tried to hide his shortcomings, and he was a good friend. A lot of people would settle for that as an epitaph.

The Rehabilitation of Charlie Wilson

Jan 20, 2013 By John Spong

It happened in twelve steps, which is not surprising, given the legendary Lufkin lawmaker’s history with booze, broads, and bad behavior. For now, at least, it's taking.

L. on Wheels

Jan 20, 2013 By John Spong

Eight days in a rental car with Larry L. King, the crotchety West Texan who has written some of the greatest magazine stories of all time, would be enough to drive anyone crazy. Except his biggest fan.

Charlie Wilson, flamboyant former congressman, dies at 76

Feb 17, 2010 By Paul Burka

Charlie Wilson, who represented the second district of Texas in Congress from 1973 to his resignation in 1996, was a unique politician–a state legislator, a state senator, and one of the most effective congressmen Texas has ever sent to Washington. He was the last of his era to practice one-on-one…

Sorry, Charlie

Dec 1, 1995 By Paul Burka

The last of the LBJ-style Democracts, the rowdy and reckless Charlie Wilson has called it quits. A fond farewell.