Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
GEORGE, Myron Virgil (1900-1972)

GEORGE, MYRON VIRGIL, a Representative from Kansas; born in Erie, Neosho County, Kans., January 6, 1900; attended the grade schools and graduated from Labette County High School at Altamont, Kans.; enlisted in April 1917 and served in the United States Army with rank of corporal until discharged in May 1919; learned the printing trade on the Altamont Journal, published by his father; owner and publisher of the Edna Sun from 1924-1941; officer with Kansas State Highway Commission, 1939-1950; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-first Congress, November 7, 1950, in a special election to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Herbert A. Meyer and at the same time was elected to the Eighty-second Congress; reelected to the three succeeding Congresses, and served from November 7, 1950, to January 3, 1959; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1958 to the Eighty-sixth Congress; engaged in public relations in the transportation and construction fields; resided in Parsons, Kans., until his death there April 11, 1972; interment in Memorial Lawn Cemetery.

Wichita State University Library
Special Collections and University Archives
Wichita, KS
Papers: 1950-1959, 2.5 linear feet.
The papers of Myron V. George contain correspondence, legislation introduced by George, campaign material, newspaper clippings, and photographs from his congressional service. also included is material relating to flood control in Kansas. A finding aid is available in the repository and online.