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United States Representative from Illinois

Paul Findley, former United States Representative from Illinois. Trustee emeritus Illinois College; lecturer leadership program United Nations Leadership Academy, Amman, Jordan, 1987-1988, 05; chairman Council for the National Interest, 1989-2000. Lieutenant (junior grade) United States Naval Reserve, World War World War II; Member Association to Unite Democracies (board directors), American Legion, Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

Findley, Paul was born on June 23, 1921 in Jacksonville, Illinois, United States. Son of Joseph S. and Florence Mary (Nichols) Findley.

Education

AB, Illinois College, 1943. Doctor of Laws, Illinois College, 1972. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Lindenwood College, 1969.

Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Lincoln University, 1988. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), MacMurray College, 1997. Doctor of Laws, Sana'a University, Yemen, 1997.

Career

Member United States Congress from 20th Illinois district, 1961—1983. Chairman Republican North Atlantic Treaty Organization Task Force, 1965-1968. Chairman committee to investigate international problems caused by agricultural support policies Ditchley (England) Conference, 1973.

Delegate North Atlantic Assembly, 1965-1970, 72-79, Munich Conference German Relations, 1969-1971, Ditchley Conference Atlantic Trade, 1967, European Parliament, 1974-1976. Member 7th Congressional Delaware to People's Republic China, 1975. Chairman Illinois Trade Mission to, Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics, 1972, People's Republic of China, 1978.

International Food & Agricultural Development Board Agency for International Development, 1983-1994. Visiting professor MacMurray College, 1994-1996.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • Author: The Federal Farm Fable, 1968, Abraham Lincoln: The Crucible of Congress, 1979, They Dare to Speak Out: People and Institutions Confront Israel's Lobby, 1985, Deliberate Deceptions: Facing the Facts About the United States-Israel Relationships, 1993, Silent No More: Confronting America's False Images of Islam, 2001. Contributor numerous articles on foreign policy and agriculture to periodicals.

Membership

Chairman Human Rels. Committee, Jacksonville. Trustee emeritus Illinois College. Lecturer leadership program United Nations Leadership Academy, Amman, Jordan, 1987-1988.

Chairman Council for the National Interest, since 1989. Served to Lieutenant (junior grade) United States Naval Reserve, World War World War II. Member Association to Unite Democracies (board directors), American Legion, Phi Beta Kappa.

Connections

Married Lucille Gemme. Children: Craig Jon, Diane Lillian.

father:
Joseph S. Findley

mother:
Florence Mary (Nichols) Findley

spouse:
Lucille Gemme

child:
Craig Jon Findley

child:
Diane Lillian Findley