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Industry Loses Innovative Legal Mind with Passing of Robert Wilson Jr.

Robert M. Wilson, Jr., 60, died after a two-year battle with cancer on August 3, 2012.

Wilson, a lawyer and historian, was born April 28, 1952 to Robert M. Wilson, Sr. and Jan Herrick Wilson in Little Rock, Arkansas.


A frontrunner in his line of work, Wilson began his career in law in 1978 and founded ""Wilson & Associates PLLC"":http://www.wilson-assoc.com/home.aspx. Wilson was recognized for his tireless efforts to improve the mortgage banking servicing industry. His leadership includes authoring numerous pieces of legislation and serving as general counsel to the ""Arkansas Mortgage Bankers Association"":http://www.mbaar.org/. He was also a founding member of the ""USFN"":http://www.usfn.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Home, to which he devoted countless hours of service.

Wilson graduated from the University of Arkansas and the University of Arkansas School of Law. In his college years, Wilson enlisted in the Arkansas Air National Guard, attended basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, and was honorably discharged in 1976. During this period, Wilson also worked under Arkansas Senator John McClellan in Washington, D.C. during the Watergate Hearings.

Wilson also had a passion for history and began collecting military memorabilia in his youth. His collection culminated to the creation of the ""Wilson History & Research Center"":http://www.militaryheadgear.com/ in 2006. The center now serves as a nonprofit museum dedicated to locating, acquiring, authenticating and disseminating military headgear of the 20th Century.

Aside from his accomplishments as a lawyer and historian, Wilson will be remembered by those who knew him as a generous, passionate visionary who embraced life and lived it to its fullest. He will be deeply missed by all who had a chance to know him.

Jennifer Wilson-Harvey will continue to direct the operation of Wilson & Associates. Over the years, Wilson and Wilson-Harvey built a strong foundation of leadership and management of the firm through its partners and attorneys.

Wilson is survived by his children, Robert Wilson III and Jillian Wilson, his brother, Charles Arthur Wilson, former wife and law partner, Jennifer Wilson-Harvey, and his step-mother, Jane McGehee Wilson.

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