Percy, a Republican from Illinois, served in the U.S. Senate from 1967 until 1985.
With an encouraging smile from his wife, Lorraine, Charles H. Percy, then the 43-year-old chairman of Bell and Howell, announces he will seek the Republican nomination for governor of Illinois in 1964. Percy started working for the optical and camera firm when he was 16 and became head of it at 30. At left are son Roger, 16, and twin daughters Valerie and Sharon, 18. Charles Knoblock/AP Buy Photo