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John Yetter McCollister (June 10, 1921 – November 1, 2013) was a Nebraska Republican politician.

John Y. McCollister
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Nebraska's 2nd district
In office
January 3, 1971 – January 3, 1977
Preceded byGlenn Cunningham
Succeeded byJohn Joseph Cavanaugh III
Personal details
Born
John Yetter McCollister

(1921-06-10)June 10, 1921
Iowa City, Iowa
DiedNovember 1, 2013(2013-11-01) (aged 92)
Omaha, Nebraska
Political partyRepublican
Alma materUniversity of Iowa

He was born to John M. McCollister and Ruth Yetter McCollister in Iowa City, Iowa. In 1939 he graduated from Washington High School in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and in 1943 he graduated from the University of Iowa in Iowa City. He married Nanette Stokes on August 22, 1943.

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CareerEdit

McCollister was a lieutenant in United States Naval Reserve from 1943 to 1946. From 1960 to 1971 and again from 1979 to 1986 he was president of McCollister & Co.

For two terms from 1965 to 1970, he was the Douglas County Commissioner. He was a delegate to the Nebraska State Republican conventions from 1960 to 1970, and delegate to the 1968 Republican National Convention. He was elected as a Republican to the Ninety-second United States Congress, defeating incumbent Glenn Cunningham in the Republican primary. He was reelected to the Ninety-third United States Congress and Ninety-fourth United States Congress serving from January 3, 1971 to January 3, 1977. In 1976, he decided to run instead for the U.S. Senate but was unsuccessful, losing to Omaha Mayor Edward Zorinsky by a 53% to 47% margin. He was a presidential elector for Nebraska in 2000.

Personal lifeEdit

McCollister was a resident of Omaha, Nebraska.

McCollister died of cancer in November 2013.[1]

ReferencesEdit

SourcesEdit

  1. "McCollister, John Yetter". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved February 11, 2006.
  2. "McCollister, John Yetter". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved February 11, 2006.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Glenn Cunningham
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Nebraska's 2nd congressional district

1971–1977
Succeeded by
John Joseph Cavanaugh III