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Darwin Gale SCHISLER

(1933- )

SCHISLER, Darwin Gale, a Representative from Illinois; born on a farm in Indian Point Township, Knox County, Ill., March 2, 1933; attended Indian Point public schools; graduated from Abingdon High School in 1951; served in the United States Air Force, 1952-1955, serving ten months overseas in France; graduated from Western Illinois University in March 1959; began teaching and coaching at London Mills Junior High School in 1959 and then was employed as principal, 1960-1964; was graduated from Northeast Missouri State Teachers College at Kirksville in 1962; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-ninth Congress (January 3, 1965-January 3, 1967); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1966 to the Ninetieth Congress; appointed by Gov. Otto Kerner to head Illinois Office of Intergovernmental Cooperation, 1967-1969; member, Illinois general assembly, 1968-1980; is a resident of London Mills, Ill.

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

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