Paul Simon

  • Fall 1973

Paul Simon, the former Lieutenant Governor of Illinois, began studying journalism at the University of Oregon at the age of 16 and at 19, purchasing a weekly newspaper in Troy, Illinois, and became the youngest editor and publisher in the nation. After two years in Army service, he wad elected at 25 to the Illinois House of Representatives. In 1962, he was elected to the Illinois Senate. In 1968, Mr. Simon was elected Lieutenant Governor, and in the spring of 1972, he campaigned unsuccessfully for the Democratic nomination for governor.