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IN MEMORY OF FORMER MEMBER CHARLIE WILSON
(House of Representatives - April 17, 2013)

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               IN MEMORY OF FORMER MEMBER CHARLIE WILSON

  (Mr. CHABOT asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 
minute.)
  Mr. CHABOT. Mr. Speaker, as dean of the Ohio Republican delegation in 
the House, I was greatly saddened to hear of the untimely passing early 
Sunday morning of our friend and former colleague, Representative 
Charlie Wilson. Although Charlie and I were on different sides of the 
aisle and often disagreed on policy, I always admired his dedication to 
our State and his tireless energy as he worked to serve his 
constituents to the best of his ability.
  I am not alone when I say that a conversation with Charlie was always

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memorable and usually ended with broad smiles as you parted company. 
One thing that Charlie and I did have in common is that we played 
college football, and we were both defensive linemen. And at least in 
our own minds, the older we got, the better we had been.
  Charlie Wilson was an honorable man, a trusted ally, and a worthy 
opponent. I ask my colleagues to join in wishing his four sons and nine 
grandchildren our condolences. His 14 years of government service in 
Ohio and in Washington, D.C., is a legacy they should always cherish 
and be proud of.
  God bless Charlie Wilson.

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