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Joe SKUBITZ

(1906-2000)

SKUBITZ, Joe, a Representative from Kansas; born in Frontenac, Crawford County, Kans., May 6, 1906; attended grade school in Ringo, Kans., and high schools in Girard and Frontenac, Kans.; Kansas State College, Pittsburgh, Kans., B.S., 1929 and M.S., 1934; attended law school at Washburn University, Topeka, Kans., in 1938, and graduated from the law school of George Washington University, Washington, D.C., LL.B., 1944; was admitted to the bar in 1944 and commenced practice in Kansas and the District of Columbia; administrative assistant to Senator Clyde M. Reed, 1939-1949; and Senator Andrew F. Schoeppel, 1949-1962; delegate, Republican National Convention, 1960; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-eighth and to the seven succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1963, until his resignation December 31, 1978; was not a candidate for reelection in 1978 to the Ninety-sixth Congress; died in Wichita, Kans., on September 11, 2000; interment at Old Mission Cemetery, Wichita, Kans.

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

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