FITHIAN, Floyd James, (1928 - 2003)


FITHIAN, Floyd James, a Representative from Indiana; born in Vesta, Johnson County, Nebr., November 3, 1928; graduated from Vesta High School, Vesta, Nebr., 1947; B.A., Peru State College, Peru, Nebr., 1951; M.A., University of Nebraska, 1955; Ph.D., University of Nebraska, 1964; teacher; engaged in agricultural pursuits; United States Navy, 1951-1955; United States Navy Reserve, 1955-1971; unsuccessful candidate for Congress to the Ninety-third Congress in 1972; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-fourth and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1975-January 3, 1983); was not a candidate in 1982 for reelection, but was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate; staff for Senator Paul Simon of Illinois; died on June 27, 2003, in Annandale, Va.; interment in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.