Jerome L. Wilson
Jerome Linwood Wilson (July 16, 1931 – November 1, 2019) was an American lawyer and politician from New York.
He was born on July 16, 1931, in Washington, D.C., the son of William Jerome Wilson D.Th. (born 1884) and Hazel Hutchins Wilson, a children's book author. He attended Howe Military Academy. He graduated B.A. from Colgate University. He served in the U.S. Air Force until 1957. Then he worked in public relations.
Wilson was a member of the New York State Senate from 1963 to 1966, sitting in the 174th, 175th and 176th New York State Legislatures. He was Chairman of the Committee on Public Welfare in 1965. In November 1966, he ran for Congress in the 17th District but was defeated by the incumbent Republican Theodore R. Kupferman.
Afterwards, Wilson appeared as a commentator on WCBS-TV, and became the Political Editor of the TV station. While in the State Senate and commenting on TV, he attended night classes at New York University School of Law, was graduated J.D., was admitted to the bar in 1971, and practiced law with the firm of Rogers & Wells until 1999.
Senator Wilson died on November 1, 2019, at his home in Essex.