Roger B. Wilson

Roger B. Wilson ( born October 10, 1948 Boone County, Missouri) is an American politician. He was between October 2000 and January 2001, the 52nd Governor of Missouri.

Early years and political rise

Wilson attended after elementary school until 1977, the Central Methodist College in Fayette. He then studied at the University of Missouri. He then worked as a teacher. Wilson is a member of the Democratic Party. In 1979 he was elected to the Senate from Missouri, where he remained for 20 years.

Governor of Missouri

In 1992 he was elected as a candidate of his party for lieutenant governor of his state. He was Deputy Governor Mel Carnahan. After his death in a plane crash in October 2000, Wilson had to finish the unexpired term Carnahan, who competed at this time for a seat in the U.S. Senate. During his time as Lieutenant Governor and Governor, he was among other things, Chairman of the Tourism Commission of Missouri and of the Council to the economic development of rural areas ( Rural Economic Development Council ). Wilson's main focus was on economic development, education policy and administrative efficiency.

After the late Mel Carnahan had received the most votes in the Senate election, Wilson appointed his wife Jean as his successor.

Further CV

In 2004, Wilson was chairman of his party in Missouri. This office he held until 2007. Roger Wilson is married and has two children with his wife Pat.