George E. Shipley

George Edward Shipley (April 21, 1927 – June 28, 2003) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois.

George E. Shipley
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 22nd district
In office
January 3, 1973 – January 3, 1979
Preceded byEdwin M. Schaefer
Succeeded byDan Crane
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 23rd district
In office
January 3, 1959 – January 3, 1973
Preceded byCharles W. Vursell
Succeeded byCharles Melvin Price
Personal details
Born
George Edward Shipley

(1927-04-21)April 21, 1927
Olney, Illinois
DiedJune 28, 2003(2003-06-28) (aged 76)
Olney, Illinois
Political partyDemocratic

Born in Richland County, near Olney, Illinois, Shipley attended the East Richland High School, Olney, Illinois. He graduated from Olney High School, Olney, Illinois, 1950. He served in the United States Marine Corps from 1944 to 1947. A business owner, he was Chief deputy sheriff of Richland County, Illinois from 1950 to 1954 and sheriff 1954–1958.

Shipley was elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-sixth and to the nine succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1959 to January 3, 1979). He notably defeated conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly in 1970 by 91,158 votes (53.97%) to 77,762 (46.04%). He was not a candidate for re-election in 1978 to the Ninety-sixth Congress.

Shipley died on June 28, 2003, in Olney, Illinois.

ReferencesEdit

  • United States Congress. "George E. Shipley (id: S000367)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 23rd congressional district

1959-1973
Succeeded by
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 22nd congressional district

1973-1979
Succeeded by