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  • ID: I178403
  • Name: Charles Harting PERCY
  • Sex: M
  • ALIA: Chuck//
  • Birth: 27 SEP 1919 in Pensacola, Escambia Co., FL
  • GRAD: 1941 University of Chicago
  • Event: Military service BET 1942 AND 1945 U.S. Navy
  • Occupation: Chairman, Bell & Howell Corp. BET 1949 AND 1964
  • Event: Elected United States Senator from Illinois BET 3 JAN 1967 AND 3 JAN 1985
  • Event: Pic Sen. Charles Percy
  • Title: Sen.
  • Note:
    PERCY, Charles Harting, (father-in-law of John D. [Jay] 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 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.; served on the boards of several foundations and committees; was a resident of Washington, D.C., until his death on September 17, 2011.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress




    Father: Edward H. PERCY b: 1 MAY 1883 in Alabama
    Mother: Elizabeth HARTING b: 25 JUL 1892 in Chicago, Cook Co., IL

    Marriage 1 Jeanne DICKERSON
    • Married: 1947
    Children
    1. Has Children Living PERCY
    2. Has No Children Valerie Jeanne PERCY b: 10 DEC 1944 in Oakland, Alameda Co., CA
    3. Has No Children Living PERCY

    Marriage 2 Loraine GUYER
    • Married: 1950
    Children
    1. Has No Children Living PERCY
    2. Has No Children Living PERCY

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