Paul Findley

Paul Findley
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 20th district
In office
January 3, 1961 – January 3, 1983
Preceded byEdna O. Simpson
Succeeded byDick Durbin
Personal details
Born(1921-06-23)June 23, 1921
Jacksonville, Illinois, U.S.
DiedAugust 9, 2019(2019-08-09) (aged 98)
Jacksonville, Illinois, U.S.
Resting placeArlington National Cemetery
Political partyRepublican
Alma materIllinois College

Paul Findley (June 23, 1921 – August 9, 2019)[1] was an American writer and politician. He served as United States Representative from Illinois, representing its 20th District. A Republican, he was first elected in 1960. Findley lost his seat in 1982 to current United States Senator Dick Durbin. He was a cofounder of the Council for the National Interest, a Washington, D.C. advocacy group and was a vocal critic of American policy towards Israel.

Early life

Findley was born in Jacksonville, Illinois, the son of Florence Mary (Nichols) and Joseph S. Findley.[2] He attended the Jacksonville public schools. He received his bachelor's degree from Illinois College, which is currently home to The Paul Findley Congressional Office Museum. The collection contains manuscripts and artifacts related to the life and political career of Paul Findley. It is one of the few congressional office museums in the United States. Findley served in the United States Navy during World War II and was commissioned a lieutenant (junior grade).[3]

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العربية: بول فيندلي
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