Carole (when first elected, divorced, she died in 1991); Paula (remarried, first listed in 1975, divorced in 1988); Yvonne Prettner (remarried, first listed in 1997)
Six children: Jon, Nicholas "Nick" (he died in January 2001, while his dad was in office), and Chris (sons); Dina, Vicki, and Tracey or Tracy (daughters)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Yvonne Prettner Solon
Special Legislative Concerns: health and welfare, education, economic development and jobs, higher education, senior issues, drugs and crime, health insurance, employment.
He was of Greek ancestry.
He was a member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party.
The Solon Campus Center, a student services building, on the University of Minnesota, Duluth campus was named after him.
His parents changed their last name from Eliopoulos to Solon.
He died while in office on December 28, 2001.
He died of malignant melanoma/liver cancer at St. Mary's Medical Center in Duluth, Minnesota. His Greek Orthodox funeral was held at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center Auditorium in Duluth, Minnesota.
He was a member of the Twelve Holy Apostles Greek Orthodx Church in Duluth, Minnesota.
Religion provided by the Catholic Bulletin, 3/21/1975, and the Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1981-82.