In his column for Chicagoist, Art Shay recently posted some memories of Senator Charles Percy, a Republican who represented Illinois in the United States senator from 1967 to 1985. This Art Shay montage shows Percy with Ronald Reagan and in the smaller image Chaim Weizmann with the young Sargent Shriver.
An excerpt from Shay on Percy:
Senator Chuck Percy (shown shaking the fake Gipper's hand), was an athlete, an ardent Christian Scientist like his mother, the father of four talented children. I started taking their Christmas card pictures in the fifties, when Chuck became head of Bell & Howell, mostly a camera company. I did his first Fortune magazine portraits and got to do annual reports for the company. When B&H scored the Canon distribution account, he gave me an early model of the fastest lens in the world, the Canon .095. (You saw some of its work on my recent essay of Elizabeth Taylor in the near-darkness of the Pump Room. When I was going to Africa in 1955 to make eight Zoo Parade movies for Lincoln Park zoomeister Marlin Perkins, he gave me his company's new seven-frames-a-second camera to test in the shadow of Hemingway's Kilimanjaro to shoot giraffe and zebra catching with the best licensed animal supplier for zoos, the 75 year old Afrikaan, Willi de Beer.)
When Eisenhower announced he was going to run for President, he called Percy and his family and apologized for taking the stage that Percy and many GOP wigs had thought would naturally be Percy's next step."
Ike had never heard of The Federalist Papers," said, "so I tutored him."