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  Percy, Charles H.
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AffiliationRepublican  
<-  1965-01-01  
 
NameCharles H. Percy
Address
Wilmette, Illinois , United States
EmailNone
WebsiteNone
Born September 27, 1919
DiedSeptember 17, 2011 (91 years)
ContributorRP
Last ModifedRBH
May 24, 2016 08:45pm
Tags Christian Science -
Info (father-in-law of John D. Rockefeller IV), a Senator from Illinois; born in Pensacola, Escambia County, Fla., September 27, 1919; attended public schools in Chicago and Winnetka, Ill.; graduated from the University of Chicago in 1941; joined the company of Bell & Howell; during the Second World War enlisted in the United States Navy in 1943 as an apprentice seaman and was honorably discharged in 1945 with the rank of lieutenant; after the war, rejoined the company of Bell & Howell, eventually becoming president, chief executive officer, and chairman of the board; appointed as President Dwight Eisenhower?s personal representative to presidential inaugurations in Peru and Bolivia with rank of special ambassador 1956; unsuccessful candidate for governor of Illinois in 1964; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1966; reelected in 1972 and again in 1978, and served from January 3, 1967, until January 3, 1985; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1984; chairman, Committee on Foreign Relations (Ninety-seventh and Ninety-eighth Congresses); president, Charles Percy and Associates, Inc.; serves on the boards of several foundations and committees; is a resident of Washington, D.C.


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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Sep 17, 2011 11:00am Obituary Former U.S. Sen. Charles Percy dies  Article Imperator 
Jun 14, 2011 12:00am Investigation Newly disclosed account surfaces in 1966 Valerie Percy murder case  Article Green Pigs 
Jan 19, 2005 12:00am Profile A perennial thorn in Nixon's side  Article None Entered 

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FAMILY
Daughter Sharon Percy Rockefeller 1944-

INFORMATION LINKS
RACES
  11/06/1984 IL US Senate Lost 48.21% (-1.86%)
  03/20/1984 IL US Senate- R Primary Won 59.29% (+22.63%)
  11/07/1978 IL US Senate Won 53.34% (+7.87%)
  03/21/1978 IL US Senate - R Primary Won 84.25% (+68.57%)
  07/01/1976 US President - R Primaries Lost 0.00% (-53.29%)
  11/07/1972 IL US Senate Won 62.22% (+24.87%)
  03/21/1972 IL US Senate- R Primary Won 99.98% (+99.96%)
  06/11/1968 US President - R Primaries Lost 0.02% (-37.91%)
  11/08/1966 IL US Senate Won 54.95% (+11.05%)
  06/14/1966 IL US Senate - R Primary Won 90.64% (+84.86%)
  11/03/1964 IL Governor Lost 48.08% (-3.85%)
  04/14/1964 IL Governor - R Primary Won 60.28% (+22.84%)
SPECULATIVE, DID NOT RUN
  08/08/1968 US President - R Convention Lost 0.00% (-65.89%)
ENDORSEMENTS
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Sep 21, 1981 R Sandra Day O'Connor
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Dec 17, 1975 R John Paul Stevens
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - May 17, 1970 R Harry Blackmun
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Apr 08, 1970 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Nov 21, 1969 NPA Reject
US President - R Convention - Aug 08, 1968 R Nelson A. Rockefeller
IL US President - R Primary - Jun 11, 1968 R Nelson A. Rockefeller
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 30, 1967 D Thurgood Marshall