Wilson: Kennedy a 'personal icon'

By Jeff Awtrey - email

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) – Former East Texas congressman Charlie Wilson said Wednesday is a "sad day" because of Ted Kennedy's death.

Wilson joined the U.S. House of Representative in 1973, 11 years after Kennedy joined the Senate.

Wilson said he got to know Kennedy when Wilson worked on John F. Kennedy's campaign. They are less than a year apart in age.

"His contributions were enormous and he will be missed," Wilson said.

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