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  Simon, Paul M.
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AffiliationDemocratic  
<-  1985-01-01  
 
NamePaul M. Simon
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Makanda, Illinois , United States
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Born November 29, 1928
DiedDecember 09, 2003 (75 years)
ContributorCOSDem
Last ModifedRBH
Dec 26, 2018 02:34pm
Tags Caucasian - Very Liberal - Anti-Missile Defense - Anti-Social Security Privatization - Government Reform - Health Care Reform - Internationalist - Pro Environment - Pro-Affirmative Action - Pro-Choice - Pro-Gay Marriage - Pro-Gun control - Pro-Labor - Protectionist - Widowed - Lutheran - Straight -
Infoborn in Eugene, Lane County, Oreg., November 29, 1928; attended the public schools of Eugene and Concordia Academy High School, Portland, Oreg.; attended the University of Oregon, Eugene, 1945-1946 and Dana College, Blair, Nebr., 1946-1948; pursued career as a newspaper editor and publisher in Troy, Ill., eventually building a chain of fourteen weeklies; served in the United States Army 1951-1953; teacher at Sangamon State University, Springfield, Ill., 1972-1973, and Harvard University?s John F. Kennedy School of Government 1973; served in the Illinois house of representatives 1955-1963 and in the Illinois State senate 1963-1968; lieutenant governor of Illinois 1969-1973; author; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-fourth Congress in 1974; reelected to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1975-January 3, 1985); was not a candidate for reelection in 1984 to the House of Representatives, but was elected to the United States Senate in 1984; reelected in 1990 and served from January 3, 1985 to January 3, 1997; not a candidate for reelection in 1996; unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1988; director, Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, Southern Illinois University, 1997-.


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BOOKS
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P. S. : The Autobiography of Paul Simon  Purchase COSDem 

EVENTS
Start Date End Date Type Title Contributor

NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Dec 09, 2003 12:00am Obituary Former Sen. Paul Simon dies (IL)  Article COSDem 
Feb 21, 2000 12:00am Obituary Jeanne Hurley SImon Leaves behind legacy of accomplishments  Article COSDem 

DISCUSSION
Importance? 8.80000 Average

FAMILY
Wife Jeanne Hurley Simon Apr 21, 1960-Feb 20, 2000
Daughter Sheila Simon 1961-

INFORMATION LINKS
RACES
  09/10/1996 US Vice President - REF Selection Lost 0.00% (-100.00%)
  11/06/1990 IL US Senate Won 65.07% (+30.14%)
  03/20/1990 IL US Senate - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  07/01/1988 US President - D Primaries Lost 4.65% (-37.82%)
  11/06/1984 IL US Senate Won 50.07% (+1.86%)
  03/20/1984 IL US Senate - D Primary Won 35.56% (+12.56%)
  11/02/1982 IL District 22 Won 66.16% (+32.31%)
  11/04/1980 IL District 24 Won 49.12% (+0.86%)
  03/18/1980 IL District 24-D Primary Won 72.82% (+45.65%)
  11/07/1978 IL District 24 Won 65.63% (+31.26%)
  11/02/1976 IL District 24 Won 67.38% (+34.75%)
  11/05/1974 IL District 24 Won 59.55% (+19.11%)
  03/19/1974 IL District 24 - D Primary Won 68.42% (+36.85%)
  03/21/1972 IL Governor - D Primary Lost 48.59% (-2.82%)
  11/05/1968 IL Lt. Governor Won 50.87% (+2.21%)
  11/08/1966 IL State Senate 53 Won 69.70% (+39.41%)
  11/06/1962 IL State Senate 47 Won 69.69% (+39.37%)
  11/08/1960 IL State House 053 Won 35.32% (+6.63%)
  04/12/1960 IL State House 053-D Primary Won 52.98% (+16.85%)
  11/04/1958 IL State House 053 Won 37.00% (+8.43%)
  04/08/1958 IL State House 053-D Primary Won 45.58% (+19.84%)
  11/06/1956 IL State House 053 Won 34.81% (+7.27%)
  04/10/1956 IL State House 053-D Primary Won 55.78% (+20.06%)
  11/02/1954 IL State House 053 Won 34.18% (+6.91%)
  04/13/1954 IL State House 053-D Primary Won 43.42% (+13.62%)
ENDORSEMENTS
IL US Senate - D Primary - Mar 16, 2004 D Barack Obama
IL US President - D Primary - Mar 16, 2004 D Howard Dean
US President - D Primaries - Jun 09, 2004 D Howard Dean
IL US Senate - D Primary - Mar 16, 1996 D Dick Durbin
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Jul 29, 1994 D Stephen G. Breyer
U.S. Surgeon General - Sep 07, 1993 D M. Joycelyn Elders
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 03, 1993 D Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 15, 1991 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 02, 1990 R David Souter
U.S. Director of Drug Control Policy - Mar 09, 1989 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Oct 23, 1987 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Chief Justice - Sep 17, 1986 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Sep 17, 1986 R Antonin Scalia
IL US President - D Primary - Mar 18, 1980 D Edward M. "Ted" Kennedy