Congressional Papers of Kansas Congressman Myron V. George, 1950-1959

Collection Summary

Title: Congressional Papers of Kansas Congressman Myron V. George, 1950-1959
Call Number: MS 73-05
Size: 2.5 linear feet
Acquisition: Gift of Mrs. Myron V. George
Processed by: MDH, 11-15-1973; SMC, 12-3-1997; MN, 10-2008
Note: Collection stored in off-site facility. Contact Special Collections regarding retrieval.
Restrictions: None

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Content Note

From 1950 to 1959, Myron V. George represented the people of Chanute and its vicinity in the U.S. House of Representatives. Files, photographs and newspaper clippings relating to his work, legislation, voting record, and election campaigns are included. Many of the documents in this collection contain information about dams and flood control in Kansas.


Myron Virgil George (1900-1972) was born in Erie, Neosho County, Kansas, January 6, 1900; attended the grade schools and graduated from Labette County High School at Altamont, Kansas; 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 81st 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 82nd 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 86th Congress; engaged in public relations in the transportation and construction fields; resided in Parsons, Kansas, until his death there April 11, 1972; interment in Memorial Lawn Cemetery. (Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.)

Detailed Description: Series Listing

Series 1 Box 1-Box 3 FF 9 Subject Files
Series 2 Box 3 FF 10-Box 4 FF 1 Photographs
Series 3 Box 4 FF 2-Box 5 FF 2 Newspaper Clippings
Series 4 Box 5 FF 3-Box 6 Memorabilia

Detailed Description: Box and Folder Listing

Series 1 ‒ Subject Files

Box 1 FF 1 Big Hill Creek Dam and Reservoir, 1955-1957.
Box 1 FF 2 Biographical Sketches of Myron George
Box 1 FF 3 Election and Political Material: 1956.
Box 1 FF 4 Election and Political Material: 1956.
Box 1 FF 5 Election and Political Material: 1956 and 1958 Campaign Speech Kit
Box 1 FF 6 Election and Political Material: 1956-1958
Box 1 FF 7 Flood Control File: General 1956-1957.
Box 1 FF 8 Flood Control File: Army Engineers
Box 1 FF 9 Flood Control File: Big Hill Creek
Box 1 FF 10 Flood Control File: Comparison, Toronto and Fall River Reservoirs 10/20/58
Box 1 FF 11 Flood Control File: Council Grove, Marion and Cedar Point Dams
Box 1 FF 12 Flood Control File: Elk City (Table Rock)
Box 1 FF 13 Flood Control File: John Redmond Dam
Box 1 FF 14 Flood Control File: Strawn Dam
Box 1 FF 15 Flood Control File: Toronto Dam
Box 2 FF 1 Flood Control File: Walnut Basin System Project
Box 2 FF 2 Flood Control File: Walnut River Preliminary Examination Report, $20,000 1957 Budget Request
Box 2 FF 3 Highway Act 1956
Box 2 FF 4 Highways: Bureau of Public Roads, 1958
Box 2 FF 5 Kansas Ordinance Plant, 1957-58
Box 2 FF 6 Labor Rackets Committee, 1958
Box 2 FF 7 Legislation Introduced by Myron V. George, 1956-58
Box 2 FF 8 Legislation Introduced by Myron V. George, 1957-58, File 2
Box 2 FF 9 Organizational Analysis and Vote History of the 3rd Congressional District, 1952 and 1956
Box 2 FF 10 Personal
Box 2 FF 11 Social Security Legislation, 1958
Box 2 FF 12 Speech Material for Myron V. George
Box 2 FF 13 Strawn Dam, 1956-58
Box 2 FF 14 3rd District Postmasters and Rural Carriers
Box 3 FF 1 Toronto and Fall River Dams, 1955-57
Box 3 FF 2 Toronto Dam, 1954
Box 3 FF 3-7 Voting Records, 1950-58
Box 3 FF 8 Water Control, 1957-58
Box 3 FF 9 Water Control Legislation, 1957

Series 2 ‒ Photographs

Box 3 FF 10-12 Photographs
Box 4 FF 1 Photographs: New York Metropolitan Area Arterial, Waterfront and Beach Projection Projects, 1957

Series 3 ‒ Newspaper Clippings

Box 4 FF 2-5 Newspaper Clippings, General
Box 5 FF 1 Newspaper Clippings and Printed Material on Elections, 1956-58
Box 5 FF 2 Newspaper Clippings, Water Control, 1954-57

Series 4 ‒ Memorabilia

Box 5 FF 3-4 Memorabilia
Box 6 Memorabilia including plaques and a campaign poster