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 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.