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Garner E. SHRIVER

(1912-1998)

SHRIVER, Garner E., a Representative from Kansas; born in Towanda, Butler County, Kans., July 6, 1912; attended the public schools of Towanda and Wichita; moved to Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kans., in 1925; University of Wichita, B.A., 1934 (postgraduate study at University of Southern California in 1936), and Washburn Law School, LL.B., 1940 and J.D., 1970; worked for a drug company in Wichita, 1934-1936; teacher at South Haven High School in 1936 and 1937; was admitted to the bar in Wichita in February 1940; served for three years in the United States Navy as an enlisted man and officer, 1943-1946; State representative, 1947-1951; State senator, 1953-1960; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-seventh and to the seven succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1961-January 3, 1977); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1976 to the Ninety-fifth Congress; minority staff director and legal counsel for the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, Washington, D.C., March 1977-1980, and general counsel, 1981-1982; resumed the practice of law; was a resident of Wichita, Kans., until his death there on March 1, 1998.

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

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