Woodrow R. Wilson passes away

Woodrow R. Wilson on top of Washington Monument
Woodrow R. Wilson on top of Washington Monument

Woodrow Robert Wilson, a life member of the WHNPA, passed away on March 29th. At the time of his death he was living in Las Vegas, Nevada. He leaves behind his wife of 77 years, Hazel Wilson.

Wilson began his career at Pacific and Atlantic News Service around 1930. From 1932 to 1936 he worked for the Washington Daily News and covered the first exterior cleaning of the Washington Monument.

Wilson worked for the WPA from 1936 to 1941. At War Department between 1941 and 1946 he made the portrait photographs of many military leaders including generals George C. Marshall,
Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Omar Bradley. Wilson went on to work for the War Assets Administration.

In 1947 Wilson won first place in the WHNPA contest scenics class . He received a plaque and certificate from President Harry Truman at the White House. In the fifties Wilson worked for the WASHINGTON POST and Chase Photographs News Agency. He ended his illustrious career working for the General Services Administration and retired in 1970.

Watch for a story about Woodrow Wilson in the next issue of the THE REPORT.