Charles H. Percy

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Charles Harting Percy
U.S. Senator from Illinois
Predecessor Paul Douglas
Successor Paul Simon (politician)
Party Republican

Charles Harting Percy (September 27, 1919 – September 17, 2011) was an American businessman and United States Senator. He was president of the Bell & Howell Corporation from 1949 to 1964. In 1966, he was elected to the United States Senate from Illinois as a Republican; he served for almost twenty years. In 1984, Paul Simon defeated his reelection bid. He concentrated on business and foreign relations during his Senate career.