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Gale William McGEE

(1915-1992)
Senate Years of Service:
1959-1977
Party:
Democrat

McGEE, Gale William, a Senator from Wyoming; born in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebr., March 17, 1915; attended public schools; graduated from Nebraska State Teachers College at Wayne in 1936, University of Colorado at Boulder in 1939; earned a graduate degree from the University of Chicago in 1947; professor of American history at Crofton (Nebr.) High School 1936-1937, Kearney (Nebr.) High School 1937-1940, Nebraska Wesleyan University 1940-1943, Iowa State College of Agricultural and Mechanical Arts 1943-1944, University of Notre Dame 1944-1945, University of Chicago 1945-1946, and University of Wyoming 1946-1958; legislative assistant to Senator Joseph C. O’Mahoney of Wyoming in 1955 and 1956; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1958; reelected in 1964 and 1970 and served from January 3, 1959, to January 3, 1977; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1976; chairman, Committee on Post Office and Civil Service (Ninety-first through Ninety-fourth Congresses); specialized in problems of appropriations and foreign relations and served on subcommittees in these areas; representative to the Organization of American States; president and founder of Gale W. McGee Associates, Washington, D.C.; senior consultant, Hill and Knowlton, Inc. 1987-1989; was a resident of Bethesda, Md., until his death on April 9, 1992; interment at Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, D.C.

Bibliography

Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives; McGee, Gale. “A China Policy for the United States.” South Atlantic Quarterly 76 (Autumn 1977): 424-37; McGee, Gale. The Responsibilities of World Power. Washington, D.C.: National Press, 1968.

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

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