Name: William E. Simon
DOB: 11/27/1927
Birthplace: Patterson, N.J.
Hometown: Patterson, N.J.
College: Lafayette College
Olympic Experience
  • U.S. Olympic Committee President, 1981-84
  • U.S. Olympic Foundation Chairman
Personal: Served in the U.S. Army following his graduation from high school in 1946...Graduated from Lafayette College...Began his professional career trading municipal bonds at Salomon Brothers...Became a senior partner at Salomon by the early 1970s...Worked in Richard Nixon’s administration as the Secretary of the Treasury...Served as treasurer and president of the United States Olympic Committee following his political career...His impassioned speech swung the USOC’s house of delegates in favor of boycotting the Olympic Games Moscow 1980...Was crucial in negotiating the USOC’s role in planning the Olympic Games Los Angeles 1984...Father to two sons and five daughters, William, Jr., and J. Peter., and Mary, Carol, Aimee, Julie, and Johanna.