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George Edward SHIPLEY

(1927-2003)

SHIPLEY, George Edward, a Representative from Illinois; born in Richland County, near Olney, Ill., April 21, 1927; attended the East Richland High School, Olney, Ill.; graduated from Olney High School, Olney, Ill., 1950; United States Marine Corps, 1944-1947; chief deputy sheriff of Richland County, Ill., 1950-1954 and sheriff 1954-1958; business owner; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-sixth and to the nine succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1959-January 3, 1979); was not a candidate for reelection in 1978 to the Ninety-sixth Congress; died on June 28, 2003, in Olney, Ill.

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

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