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Koln Gunn McKAY

(1925-2000)

McKAY, Koln Gunn, a Representative from Utah; born in Ogden, Weber County, Utah, February 23, 1925; attended the Weber County public schools and Weber State College, 1958-1960; B.S., Utah State University, Logan, 1962; served in the United States Coast Guard, 1943-1946; businessman and teacher; served in the Utah house of representatives, 1962-1966 and legislative council, 1963-1966; administrative assistant to Governor Calvin L. Rampton of Utah, 1967-1970; president of Ogden Stake, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1967-1970; chairman, Utah Long Range Goals and Planning Committee, 1965-1967; member, legislative task force on Utah Government Reorganization Committee (Little Hoover Commission), 1965-1967; delegate, Utah State Democratic conventions, 1962-1970; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-second and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1971-January 3, 1981); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1980 to the Ninety-seventh Congress; president, Scottish Mission, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1981-1984; died in Huntsville, Utah, on October 6, 2000; interment at the Huntsville Cemetery, Huntsville, Utah.

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

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