He was known to patiently explain his position over and over again until, invariably, the other person would have to concede.

Clarence Eugene Wilson, who was chief legal counsel for Housing and Urban Development, had served as a councilman for the city of Forest Park. His sister-in-law said he was a caring person who helped everybody. Wilson, 53, was the first African American to earn a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from the University of Oklahoma before studying law at OU. Wilson had a son, Clarence Wilson Jr. Other survivors include: two brothers, Thomas L. Wilson and George F. Wilson; two sisters, Bernice McGee and Patsy Jones. Wilson was born on Aug. 8, 1945, in Lawton, OK. He was the fourth of five children born to James and Estella Wilson. Both parents and one son, Mark, preceded him in death.

Field of Empty Chairs

Clarence Eugene Wilson Sr.
Clarence Eugene Wilson Sr.
Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building
8th Floor
Department of Housing and Urban Development

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