member of the u.s. house of representatives from illinois's 20th district
in office january 3, 1961 – january 3, 1983
edna o. simpson
(1921-06-23)june 23, 1921 jacksonville, illinois, u.s.
august 9, 2019(2019-08-09) (aged 98) jacksonville, illinois, u.s.
lucille marie (nee' gemme) (m. 1946; died 2011)
paul augustus findley (june 23, 1921 – august 9, 2019) 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 senatordick 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, and is remembered primarily by some for his hatred of jewish statehood. he has also been praised for his support for the palestinians and his anti-war activism.