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Errett Power Scrivner

Politician. Republican. Born:  March 20, 1898, Newton, Kansas. Died: May  5, 1978, Cocoa Beach, Florida. Served in U.S. House of Representatives, 2nd District: September 14, 1943, to January 3, 1959.

Born in Newton, Harvey County, Kansas, March 20, 1898, Scrivner served overseas in Battery B, One Hundred and Twenty-ninth Field Artillery during the First World War, July 1917-1919. Subsequently he graduated from the University of Kansas law school in 1925 and was admitted to the bar the same year. He was elected to Congress by a special election on September 14, 1943, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of U.S. Guyer and reelected to the seven succeeding Congresses (September 14, 1943 to January 3, 1959). The congressman was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1958, however, and subsequently served as a special assistant to the comptroller, Department of Defense, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs, and city commissioner of Cocoa Beach, Florida. Scrivner resided in Cocoa Beach until his death there on May 5, 1978.

Entry: Scrivner, Errett Power

Author: Kansas Historical Society

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Date Created: June 2011

Date Modified: May 2012

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