Joe (Joe) Wilson (R-USH02)
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Capitol: 202.225.2452
FAX: 202.225.2455
District: 803.939.0041
District FAX: 803.939.0078
Room 1436 LHOB- Longworth House Office Building 15 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20515-4002

Residence: Springdale, SC
Elected: 2001    Next Election: 2018
Spouse: Roxanne Dusenbury McCrory   DOB: 7/31/1947
Committee Assignments
ChairmanHouse Subcommittee on Readiness
Co-ChairCongressional Ethiopian American Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on Bulgaria
ChairmanCongressional Composites Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on the European Union
FC MemberCongressional Social Work Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Military Youth Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Smart Transportation Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats
FC MemberFree File Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Regulatory Review Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Afghan Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional United Kingdom (UK) Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional French Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Workforce Protections
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade
Vice ChairHouse Committee on Education and the Workforce
MemberHouse Committee on Armed Services
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Qatari-American Economic Strategic Defense, Cultural and Educational Partnership
Co-ChairCongressional Morocco Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Pediatric and Adult Hydrocephalus
FC MemberMontenegro Caucus
FC MemberKurdish-American Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Swedish Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Adult Literacy Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Youth Drug Prevention Caucus
FC MemberFragile X Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Serbian American Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Constitution Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Friends of Denmark
FC MemberCongressional Friends of Spain Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Global Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Vietnam
FC MemberHouse Afterschool Caucus
FC MemberHome Health Caucus
FC MemberIran Human Rights and Democracy Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities
FC MemberHouse Science and National Labs Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Fitness Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Singapore Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Glaucoma Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Foreign Affairs
FC MemberCongressional Mental Health Caucus
FC MemberHouse Rare Earth Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Disabilities Caucus (BDC)
FC MemberCongressional Shellfish Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Job Corps Congressional Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Caucus
FC MemberWater Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Energy Savings Performance Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Youth Challenge Caucus
FC MemberCrohn's and Colitis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Romania Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Philanthropy Caucus
FC MemberHouse Rural Education Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Switzerland
FC MemberCongressional Modeling and Simulation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Georgia Caucus
FC MemberMalaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases Caucus
FC MemberMilitary Sexual Assault Prevention Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Military Mental Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Korea Caucus
FC MemberNorthern Border Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Scotland Caucus
FC MemberHouse Special Operations Forces (SOF) Caucus
FC MemberCongressional China Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Hellenic-Israel Alliance
FC MemberHouse Cancer Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Native American Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rural Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Navy and Marine Corps Caucus
FC MemberArthritis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wire and Wire Products Caucus
FC MemberThe Law Enforcement Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Missile Defense Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Azerbaijan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Army Aviation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Reclaim American Jobs Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Coast Guard Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Shipbuilding Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Armenian Issues
FC MemberCongressional Bike Caucus
FC Member10th Amendment Task Force
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cyber Security Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Unmanned Systems (UAV)
FC MemberCongressional Anti-Terrorism Caucus
FC MemberBicameral Congressional Caucus on Parkinson's Disease
FC MemberCongressional Heart and Stroke Coalition
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans
FC MemberCongressional Internet Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Military Families Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Travel and Tourism Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Pro-Life Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus
FC MemberMilitary Veterans Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Natural Gas Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Boating Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Multiple Sclerosis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Coalition on Adoption
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Army Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Prayer Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Taiwan Caucus
FC MemberRepublican Study Committee (RSC)
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus
Counties Representing
Aiken / Barnwell / Lexington / Orangeburg / Richland


From his involvement as a Teen Age Republican at the High School of Charleston in 1962 to his current work in Congress, Congressman Joe Wilson has led a life dedicated to public service.

Addison (Joe) Graves Wilson was born on July 31, 1947, in Charleston, South Carolina. After graduating from the High School of Charleston, he received his undergraduate degree from Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, and completed his law degree at the University of South Carolina. A real estate attorney by trade, Joe was a founding partner of the West Columbia law firm Kirkland, Wilson, Moore, Taylor & Thomas.

His career in public service officially began when he served on the staffs of South Carolina legends Senator Strom Thurmond and Congressman Floyd Spence. As part of the visionary Ronald Reagan administration, Joe was Deputy General Counsel to the United States Department of Energy Secretary and former South Carolina Governor, Jim Edwards.

Throughout his life, Joe has had a tremendous passion to serve his country as a member of the United States Armed Forces. After serving in the United States Army Reserves from 1972-1975, he also served in the South Carolina Army National Guard. In the summer of 2003, Joe retired as a Colonel, having served as a Staff Judge Advocate assigned to the 218th Mechanized Infantry Brigade. At the time, he was the only active Guard member serving in Congress.

Before being elected to the United States Congress in 2001, Joe served seventeen years, with perfect attendance, in the South Carolina State Senate where he was elected Chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee, the first Republican Chairman since Reconstruction.

Today, Joe serves as an Assistant Majority Whip and on the House Armed Services Committee, where he serves as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Readiness. He also serves on the Committee on Education and the Workforce and the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Since the 111th Congress, he has been appointed to the highly influential Republican Policy Committee. He also serves as Chair of the Bulgaria Caucus and the French Caucus, Co-Chair for the Slovak Caucus, and on the Afghanistan Caucus, the Kurdistan Caucus, and the Americans Abroad Caucus.

While serving the Second Congressional District of South Carolina, Joe is committed to promoting peace through a strong national defense, decreasing taxes for all Americans, and limiting the size and spending of the federal government.

Joe is married to Roxanne Dusenbury McCrory, who continues to offer him strength and support in his every endeavor. They are the parents of four sons, all of whom have served in the U.S. military, and the proud grandparents of four boys and four girls. Alan, his oldest son, is a Lt. Colonel in the South Carolina Army National Guard who proudly served for a year in Iraq and was recently re-elected as the Attorney General for South Carolina; Addison is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and a physician who recently returned from a tour of duty in Iraq; Julian was a Captain in the South Carolina Army National Guard who served on a peacekeeping tour in Egypt; and Hunter is a First Lieutenant in the South Carolina Army National Guard who recently returned from a tour of duty in Afghanistan. Their four sons are all Eagle Scouts.

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