John Chandler “Chan” Gurney

John Chandler “Chan” Gurney

Birth
Yankton, Yankton County, South Dakota, USA
Death 9 Mar 1985 (aged 88)
Yankton, Yankton County, South Dakota, USA
Burial Yankton, Yankton County, South Dakota, USA
Memorial ID 7156777 · View Source
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U.S. Senator. During World War I, he served overseas as a Sergeant in Company A, 34th Engineers, U.S. Army, (1918-19). After the war, he engaged in the seed and nursery business, operated a radio station at Yankton, South Dakota, (1926-32) and was in the oil business, (1932-36). In 1938, he was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate, serving until 1951. After leaving the Senate, he was chairman of the Civil Aeronautics Board, (1951-64). He died in retirement at age 88.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 7 Feb 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 7156777
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Chandler “Chan” Gurney (21 May 1896–9 Mar 1985), Find a Grave Memorial no. 7156777, citing Yankton City Cemetery, Yankton, Yankton County, South Dakota, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .