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Garner E. Shriver

Garner E. Shriver
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kansas's 4th district
In office
January 3, 1961 – January 3, 1977
Preceded by Edward H. Rees
Succeeded by Dan Glickman
Personal details
Born (1912-07-06)July 6, 1912
Towanda, Kansas
Died March 1, 1998(1998-03-01) (aged 85)
Wichita, Kansas
Political party Republican Party
Alma mater University of Wichita
Washburn Law School

Garner E. Shriver (July 6, 1912 - March 1, 1998) was a U.S. Representative from Kansas.


Born in Towanda, Kansas, Shriver attended the public schools of Towanda and Wichita. He moved to Wichita, Kansas, in 1925. He was in the University of Wichita, B.A., 1934 (postgraduate study at University of Southern California in 1936), and Washburn Law School, LL.B., 1940 and J.D., 1970. He worked for a drug company in Wichita from 1934 to 1936. He was a teacher at South Haven High School in 1936 and 1937. He was admitted to the bar in Wichita in February 1940. He served for three years in the United States Navy as an enlisted man and officer from 1943 to 1946. State representative from 1947 to 1951. State senator from 1953 to 1960.

Shriver was elected as a Republican to the Eighty-seventh and to the seven succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1961-January 3, 1977). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1976 to the Ninety-fifth Congress. Minority staff director and legal counsel for the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, Washington, D.C., March 1977-1980, and general counsel from 1981 to 1982. He resumed the practice of law. He was a resident of Wichita, Kansas, until his death there on March 1, 1998.


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