Simon, Paul, 1928-2003

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U.S. Senator, Congressman, presidential candidate, Illinois lieutenant governor and member of the Illinois House of Representatives and Illinois State Senate, author. Bought a newspaper in Troy, Ill. when he was 19 and eventually owned 14 newspapers. Authored books on Elijah Lovejoy and Abraham Lincoln as well as issues like world hunger and the environment. After retiring from the senate he founded the Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale where he taught and continued to write.

From the description of Papers, 1948-1973. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 54801917

Journalist and Democratic politician from Illinois, Paul M. Simon was born on November 29, 1928 in Eugene Oregon to Martin and Ruth Simon. He graduated from Eugene High School and attended Dana College in Nebraska. He left Dana at age 19 to take over as publisher and editor of the failing weekly Troy Tribune newspaper in Troy, Illinois. He would eventually own several small papers in Illinois. As editor of the Troy Tribune, Simon made a name for himself by exposing illegal gambling operations in Madison County, Illinois. After serving in the U.S. Army in Germany from 1951-1953, Simon ran for state representative from the Illinois 53rd district, becoming the youngest legislator in the state at age 25. While in the General Assembly he met his future wife, Jeanne Hurley, a representative from Winnetka, Illinois. They were married in 1960 and had two children, Sheila and Martin. In 1964, Paul was elected state senator from the 53rd district. In 1969 he was elected Lieutenant Governor of Illinois. He won even though his Democratic running mate lost. In 1972 he lost the Democratic primary for governor. From 1972 to 1974 he taught at Sagamon State University in Springfield, Illinois and one semester at the John F. Kennedy Public Policy Institute at Harvard. In 1974 he moved to Carbondale, Illinois and sought and won the U.S. congressional seat of the retiring Kenneth J. Gray. After serving in the U.S. House of Representative for ten years, he upset incumbent Senator Charles Percy to enter the U.S. Senate. In 1987-1988 he ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic presidential nomination. He retired from the Senate in 1997. In 1997 he founded a Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, which he headed until his death on December 8, 2003.

From the description of Senator Paul Simon papers, 1928-2003 (bulk 1984-2003). (Southern Illinois University). WorldCat record id: 456575403

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creatorOf Shapiro, Samuel H. (Samuel Harvey), 1907-1987. Papers, 1947-1969. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf Ward, Leo R. (Leo Richard), 1893-. Papers, 1935-1984. University of Notre Dame, Hesburgh Library
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creatorOf Records of the U.S. Senate. 1789 - 2015. Committee Papers. 1885 - 2011. S. 277, A Bill to Authorize the Establishment of the National African American Museum Within the Smithsonian Institution
referencedIn R. Buckminster Fuller papers, ca. 1920-1983 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
referencedIn Papers, 1927-1979 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
creatorOf Balk, Alfred, 1930-2010. Alfred Balk papers, 1941-2010, bulk 1953-1993. Newberry Library
referencedIn Holleb, Marshall M., 1916-2008. Marshall M. Holleb papers, 1943-2004. Chicago History Museum
referencedIn Maurice R. Marchello Papers, 1922-1972 University of Minnesota Libraries. Immigration History Research Center [ihrc]
referencedIn General Records of the Department of State. 1763 - 2002. Subject Files of Charles Alphonso Smith
creatorOf Simon, Paul, 1928-2003. Papers, 1948-1973. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf Tingley, Donald F. (Donald Fred), 1922-2004. Correspondence, 1973-1974. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf Simon, Paul, 1928-2003. Senator Paul Simon papers, 1928-2003 (bulk 1984-2003). Southern Illinois University, Morris Library
referencedIn Patterson, Frederick D. (Frederick Douglass), 1901-1988. Frederick D. Patterson papers, 1861-1988 (bulk 1965-1988). Library of Congress
creatorOf Simon, Paul, 1928-2003. Paul Simon : commercials, 1972-1990. University of Oklahoma, Political Community Archives
referencedIn The, Daily Worker, and, The Daily World, Photographs Collection, Bulk, 1930-1990, 1920-2001 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
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referencedIn Johnson, Walter, 1915-1985. Papers, 1939-1961 (inclusive). University of Chicago Library
referencedIn Frederick D. Paterson Papers, 1861-1988, (bulk 1965-1988) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party. Clay County (Minn.). Records. Tri-College Library
referencedIn Simon, Jeanne. Jeanne Hurley Simon papers, 1938-1999 (bulk 1956-1999). Southern Illinois University, Morris Library
creatorOf Radway, Laurence I. (Laurence Ingram). Correspondence files of Laurence Radway, 1956-1991. NHAIS, NH Automated Information System
referencedIn Ibata, Dave. David Ibata collection of Cairo racial strife, 1969-1975. Southern Illinois University, Morris Library
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Birth 1928-11-29

Death 2003-12-09

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