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Overview (3)

Born in Eugene, Oregon, USA
Died in Springfield, Illinois, USA  (following heart surgery)
Birth NamePaul Martin Simon

Mini Bio (1)

Paul Simon was born on November 29, 1928 in Eugene, Oregon, USA as Paul Martin Simon. He was an actor, known for Dave (1993), The American President (2000) and LateLine (1998). He was married to Patricia Derge and Jeanne Simon. He died on December 8, 2003 in Springfield, Illinois, USA.

Spouse (2)

Patricia Derge (May 2001 - 8 December 2003) (his death)
Jeanne Simon (21 April 1960 - 2000) (her death) (2 children)

Trade Mark (1)

Bow tie

Trivia (10)

U.S. Senator 1985-1997
U.S. Senator from Illinois - Democratic Party.
Once co-hosted Saturday Night Live (1975) with music legend and same-named Paul Simon.
His first wife, Jeanne Hurley, was elected to the Illinois House of Representatives in 1956. When she and Simon, a Representative from Troy, married in 1960, they became the first husband-wife team in the history of the Illinois General Assembly. His widow, Patricia, is the widow of former Southern Illinois University president David Derge.
In 1962, when he first ran for the Illinois State Senate, he managed to secure an editorial endorsement from the Saint Louis Globe-Democrat. The piece was written by another future political celebrity--commentator and frequent presidential candidate, Patrick Buchanan.
Was a professor at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale for several years.
U.S. Representative from Illinois (1975-1985).
Lieutenant Governor of Illinois (1969-1973).
Winner of the 1999 Richard Nelson Current Award of Achievement, awarded annually by the Lincoln Forum.
Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume 7, 2003-2005, pages 514-516. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2007.

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