William Estus McVey

William Estus McVey

Birth
Lees Creek, Clinton County, Ohio, USA
Death 10 Aug 1958 (aged 72)
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Burial Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 43456754 · View Source
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Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives representing Illinois' 4th congressional district from 1951 until his death.
He attended public schools; graduated from Ohio University where he was a member of Phi Kappa Tau fraternity in 1916 and from the University of Chicago in 1919. He was division superintendent in the Bureau of Education, Philippine Islands, 1908-1914; director of extension, Ohio University, 1916-1919; superintendent of Thornton Township High School and Junior College, Harvey, Ill., 1919-1947; president of North Central Association of Colleges and Schools in 1943 and 1944; professor of education at De Paul University 1948-1950; author; elected assessor of Thornton Township in 1949; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-second and to the three succeeding Congresses until his death in 1958. He had been renominated to the Eighty-sixth Congress but died before the 1958 elections. He was married first to Elizabeth King who died in 1923 and later to Katharine Johnson. He was a member of the Episcopal Church, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Delta Kappa and Phi Kappa Tau.



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  • Created by: CharlieBall
  • Added: 23 Oct 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 43456754
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Estus McVey (13 Dec 1885–10 Aug 1958), Find a Grave Memorial no. 43456754, citing Linwood Cemetery, Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by CharlieBall (contributor 46996409) .