In Remembrance: Charles H. Percy (1919 – 2011)

Published: September 17, 2011
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Charles Percy served as United States Senator from Illinois from 1967 to 1985. As a moderate Republican, he was active in business issues, international affairs, housing policy and judicial reform. Percy opposed the Vietnam War and he was the first senator to call for a special prosecutor to investigate Watergate. When Percy was a 33-year-old corporate executive in Chicago, he wrote his essay for Edward R. Murrow’s This I Believe.