Myron V. George

Myron Virgil George (January 6, 1900 – April 11, 1972) was a U.S. Representative from Kansas.

Myron V. George
Myron V. George (Kansas Congressman).jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kansas's 3rd district
In office
November 7, 1950 – January 3, 1959
Preceded byHerbert Alton Meyer
Succeeded byDenver David Hargis
Personal details
Born(1900-01-06)January 6, 1900
Erie, Kansas, U.S.
DiedApril 11, 1972(1972-04-11) (aged 72)
Parsons, Kansas, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)
Hazel Eplee
(m. 1923)
Children3
Parents
  • Frank E. George (father)
  • Elizabeth Kyle (mother)
Occupation
  • Newspaper publisher
  • politician
Military service
AllegianceUnited States
BranchUnited States Army
Years of service1917–1919
Rankcorporal
ConflictWorld War I

George was born in Erie, Kansas, the son of Frank E. and Elizabeth (née Kyle) George.[1] He attended grade schools and graduated from Labette County High School at Altamont, Kansas. Enlisted in April 1917 and served in the United States Army with rank of corporal until discharged in May 1919. He learned the printing trade at the Altamont Journal, published by his father.

George married Hazel Eplee on April 2, 1923 in Parsons, Kansas, and they had three children, Elaine, Don, and Richard.[1] He was owner and publisher of the Edna Sun from 1924 to 1941. He was an officer with Kansas State Highway Commission from 1939 to 1950.

George was elected as a Republican to the Eighty-first Congress on November 7, 1950, in a special election to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Herbert Alton Meyer and at the same time was elected to the Eighty-second Congress. He was reelected to the three succeeding Congresses, and served from November 7, 1950, to January 3, 1959. George voted in favor of the Civil Rights Act of 1957.[2] He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1958 to the Eighty-sixth Congress. He engaged in public relations in the transportation and construction fields. Resided in Parsons, Kansas, until his death there April 11, 1972. He was interred in Memorial Lawn Cemetery.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Myron George Dies at Age 72". The Parsons Sun. 1971-04-11. p. 1, 2
  2. ^ "HR 6127. CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1957". GovTrack.us.

  This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kansas's 3rd congressional district

November 7, 1950 – January 3, 1959
Succeeded by