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Myron Virgil George

Politician. Republican. Born: January 6, 1900, Erie, Kansas. Died: April 11, 1972. Served in U.S. House of Representatives, 3rd District:  November 7, 1950, to January 3, 1959.

Born January 6, 1900, in Erie, Neosho County, Kansas, Myron George attended grade schools and graduated from Labette County High School at Altamont before serving in the United States Army with rank of corporal during the First World War. He subsequently followed his father into a publishing career and from 1924 to 1941 was owner and publisher of the Edna Sun. He was elected to Congress on November 7, 1950, in a special election to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Herbert A. Meyer and to a full term in the 82nd Congress; he was reelected in 1952, 1954, and 1956, but was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1958. He subsequently lived in Parsons until his death there on April 11, 1972.

Entry: George, Myron Virgil

Author: Kansas Historical Society

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Date Created: June 2011

Date Modified: May 2012

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