Will Wilson

Politician and State Attorney General Will Reid Wilson was born in Dallas on July 29, 1912. After graduating from Southern Methodist University’s law school, he joined the Dallas law firm Turner, Rogers, and Wynn. Wilson served as aide to Dallas Mayor Woodall Rogers before becoming the Assistant Texas Attorney General. From 1947-1951, he acted as Dallas County’s District Attorney, and in 1950, Wilson was elected to the Texas Supreme Court. He left the court in 1956 to succeed John Ben Shepperd as Texas Attorney General, during which time he attempted to scale back prostitution in Texas cities. He received the Wymann Memorial Award for his outstanding service in 1960. After unsuccessful senate and gubernatorial campaigns, Wilson once again served as Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Criminal Division from 1969 to 1971. Will Wilson passed away in 2005 at the age of 93. 
 

 

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Your Stake in the U.S. Senate - Will Wilson Campaign Ad (1961)
Will Wilson campaign ad advocating for the petroleum industry in Texas
Will Wilson 'Family' Political Telecast (1961)
Promotional film for Texas Attorney General Will Wilson’s unsuccessful 1961 United States Senate run
The Will of Texans - Will Wilson Campaign Ads (1960)
A series of short ads produced for Wilson’s 1960 Attorney General re-election campaign
The Three Wills - Will Wilson Campaign Ads (1960)
Campaign advertisement about the life of Will Wilson
Let's Talk About It! - Will Wilson Campaign Ad (1961)
A commercial outlining Wilson’s foreign policies and stances on the Cold War
Let's Talk About It! - Will Wilson Campaign Ad (1961)
Campaign ad from Will Wilson’s run for the U.S. Senate that focuses on the Texas oil industry
Austin Dinner Honoring Heloise (1963)
Footage of Cactus roasting politicians at dinner honoring housekeeping columnist Heloise