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John Henry KYL

(1919-2002)

KYL, John Henry, (father of Jon Llewellyn Kyl), a Representative from Iowa; born in Wisner, Cumming, County, Nebr., May 9, 1919; graduated from Wayne Prep High School, Wayne, Nebr., 1937; graduated from Nebraska State Teachers College, Wayne, Nebr., 1940; graduated from the University of Nebraska, 1947; teacher; faculty, Nebraska State Teachers College, Wayne, Nebr., 1940-1950; television journalist; unsuccessful candidate for election to the Eighty-sixth Congress in 1958; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-sixth Congress, by special election to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Steven V. Carter, and reelected to the two succeeding Congresses (December 15, 1959-January 3, 1965); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Eighty-ninth Congress in 1964; elected as a Republican to the Ninetieth and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1967-January 3, 1973); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Ninety-third Congress in 1972; assistant secretary, congressional and legislative affairs, Department of the Interior, 1973-1977; business executive; died on December 23, 2002, in Phoenix, Ariz.

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

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