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William McVey

Birthplace: Lees Creek, Clinton, OH, United States
Death: August 10, 1958 (72)
Washington, District of Columbia, DC, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Elkana Morris McVey and Eliza Jane (Jennie) McVey
Husband of Elizabeth McVey and Katherine McVey
Brother of Ida Olive Johnson-Driskill; Keziah Sexton; Christopher Columbus McVay; Lena Myrtle Snider; Earl E McVey and 6 others

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About William McVey

William Estus McVey, (born on a farm near Lee’s Creek, Clinton County, Ohio, December 13, 1885 and died in Washington D.C. August 10, 1958) was a 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 is buried in Linwood Cemetery, Galesburg, Illinois.

His first wife, Elizabeth King McVey, died of appendicitis on December 30, 1923 in Harvey, Illinois at age 38. He was later married to Katharine Johnson and was a member of the Episcopal Church, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Delta Kappa and Phi Kappa Tau.

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William McVey's Timeline

December 13, 1885
Lees Creek, Clinton, OH, United States
August 10, 1958
Age 72
Washington, District of Columbia, DC, United States