Paul Augustus Findley


Paul Augustus Findley Famous memorial

Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois, USA
Death 9 Aug 2019 (aged 98)
Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois, USA
Burial Burial Details Unknown
Memorial ID 201973586 View Source

US Congressman. He served in the United States House of Representatives from the 20th District of the state of Illinois from January 3, 1961 to January 3, 1983. He received his bachelor's degree from Illinois College in Jacksonville, Illinois. He later served in the United States Navy in the Pacific as a lieutenant (jg) from 1943 to 1946. He was an unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination for a seat in the Illinois State Senate in 1952. He also was president of Pike Press Inc. in Pittsfield, Illinois. In 1960, he ran, as a Republican, for a seat in the United States House of Representatives and was successful in the November general election. He went on to serve eleven terms in Congress before losing his re-election bid to Democrat Dick Durbin in 1982. During his House tenure, he was a strong advocate for farmers and a strong proponent of Palestinians and the Palestine Liberation Organization. In 1983, he was appointed to the Board for International Food and Agricultural Development and served until 1994. In 1989, he co-founded the non-partisan advocacy group, the Council for the National Interest.

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