Malcolm Wilson

Gov. Malcolm Wilson

New York

Term(s)
December 18, 1973 - January 1, 1975

Born
February 26, 1914

Passed
March 13, 2000

Party
Republican

School(s)
Fordham College, Fordham Law School

Status:
Succeeded

Birth State
New York

Military Service:
Navy

Family:
Married Katharine; two children

BIO

MALCOLM WILSON was born in New York City on February 26, 1914.  He received an A.B. degree from Fordham College and an LL.B. degree from Fordham Law School. During World War II,  Wilson served as an officer in the U.S. Navy. He served in the state’s assembly from 1939 to 1958, and as lieutenant governor from 1959 to 1973. During his tenure, he chaired the National Conference of Lieutenant Governors. In December 1973 he became governor to complete the term of Governor Nelson Rockefeller who had resigned to become Vice President of the United States. Governor Wilson passed away on March 13, 2000.

Source

Governors of the American States, Commonwealths and Territories, National Governors' Conference, 1974.