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Joe Wilson was born on July 31, 1947 in Charlestown, S.C. He is married and has four children. He earned his B.A. in Political Science from Washington and Lee University in 1969, and earned his J.D. from the University of South Carolina. He was the Pine Ridge Town Judge from 1974-1976, and the Springdale Town Judge from 1977- 1980. He served in the South Carolina Senate from 1985-2001, and was elected to the U.S. House in 2001. Addison "Joe" Wilson recently made news by his outburst during the State of the Union, yelling "you lie" during the President's speech. .