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Dan Heflin KUYKENDALL

(1924-2008)

KUYKENDALL, Dan Heflin, a Representative from Tennessee; born in Cherokee, San Saba County, Tex., July 9, 1924; attended public schools at Cherokee, Tex.; B.S., Texas A.&M. University, 1947; served as lieutenant, pilot in the United States Army Air Corps, 1942-1945; joined Procter & Gamble Co., in 1947 and worked in Corpus Christi and Houston, Tex., and Memphis, Tenn.; co-chairman, Shelby County Republican Party, 1963-1964; member of the board of directors of the charter group drafting new charter for city of Memphis in 1965-1966; Republican nominee for the United States Senate from Tenneessee in 1964; elected as a Republican to the Ninetieth and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1967-January 3, 1975); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1974 to the Ninety-fourth Congress; died on June, 12, 2008, in Memphis, Tenn.

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

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