Garner Edward Shriver

Garner Edward Shriver

Birth
Towanda, Butler County, Kansas, USA
Death 1 Mar 1998 (aged 85)
Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA
Burial Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA
Plot Serenity Mausoleum
Memorial ID 28362968 · View Source
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US Congressman. He received a bachelor's degree from the University of Wichita in 1934. In 1936 he undertook postgraduate study at the University of Southern California, and then taught school for two years before attending Topeka's Washburn University, from which he received a bachelor of laws degree in 1940. He practiced law before joining the Navy for World War II, where he commanded a boat group in the Pacific. In 1946 Shriver was elected to the Kansas House of Representatives, serving from 1947 to 1951. In 1952 he was elected to the Kansas Senate, where he served from 1953 to 1960. In 1960 he was a successful Republican nominee for the US House of Representatives and served eight terms, 1961 to 1977. In 1970 he received a Juris Doctor degree from Washburn University. As a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, he was an advocate of increased defense spending and reduced funding for domestic programs. He also played a key role in securing for Vietnam veterans the same educational benefits received by those who served in World War II and the Korean War. After running unsuccessfully for reelection in 1976, Shriver was employed as Republican Staff Director and Legal Counsel for the US Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, where he remained until 1982. The US Post Office in Wichita was named for him in 2003.

Bio by: Bill McKern


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  • Originally Created by: Bill McKern
  • Added: 18 Jul 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 28362968
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Garner Edward Shriver (6 Jul 1912–1 Mar 1998), Find A Grave Memorial no. 28362968, citing Old Mission Cemetery, Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .