GURNEY, Edward John (1914-1996)
Senate Years of Service: 1969-1974

GURNEY, EDWARD JOHN, a Representative and a Senator from Florida; born in Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, January 12, 1914; attended the public schools of Skowhegan and Waterville, Maine; graduated from Colby College, Waterville, Maine 1935; received law degrees from the Harvard Law School 1938 and from Duke Law School, Durham, N.C., 1948; admitted to the New York bar in 1939; practiced law in New York City 1938-1941; during the Second World War enlisted as a private in the United States Army in 1941, saw action in the European Theater, and was discharged as a lieutenant colonel in 1946; moved to Winter Park, Fla., in 1948 and practiced law; city commissioner of Winter Park 1952-1958; city attorney of Maitland, Fla., 1957-1961; mayor of Winter Park 1961-1962; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-eighth Congress; reelected to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1963-January 3, 1969); was not a candidate for reelection; elected in 1968 to the United States Senate, and served from January 3, 1969, until his resignation December 31, 1974; was not a candidate for reelection in 1974; was a resident of Winter Park, Fla., until his death on May 14, 1996; remains were cremated.

Approximately 450 feet of Edward Gurney's papers were destroyed at his request by the Suitland Federal Records Center, 1978-1979.

Broadcast Pioneers Library
University of Maryland Hornbake Library
College Park, MD
Papers: 8 audiotapes (1973-1974) in Westinghouse Broadcasting Company collection, 1945-1981.

University of Virginia
Alderman Library
Charlottesville, VA
Papers: Correspondence in Hugh Scott papers, 1925-1983. Finding aid.