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History and GovernmentCongressional BiographiesUtah

Edwin Jacob (Jake) GARN

(1932- )
Senate Years of Service:
1974-1993
Party:
Republican

GARN, Edwin Jacob (Jake), a Senator from Utah; born in Richfield, Sevier County, Utah, October 12, 1932; attended Salt Lake City public schools; graduated, University of Utah 1955; pursued graduate work at the University of Utah 1955-1956; served as pilot in the United States navy 1956-1960; Utah Air National Guard 1963-1979, retiring as Brigadier General; engaged in the insurance business 1961-1968; Salt Lake City commissioner 1968-1972; mayor of Salt Lake City 1971-1974; president, Utah League of Cities and Towns 1972; first vice president, National League of Cities 1974; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in November 1974, for the term commencing January 3, 1975; subsequently appointed by the Governor, December 21, 1974, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Wallace F. Bennett for the term ending January 3, 1975; reelected in 1980 and again in 1986 and served from December 21, 1974, to January 3, 1993; not a candidate for reelection in 1992; chairman, Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs (Ninety-seventh through Ninety-ninth Congresses); payload specialist aboard the space shuttle Discovery 1985; is a resident of Salt Lake City, Utah.

Bibliography

Garn, Jake. Why I Believe. Salt Lake City: Aspen Books, 1992; Garn, Jake, and Stephen Paul Cohen. Night Launch. New York: William Morrow & Co., 1989.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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