|Campaign sticker, 1958-1976, Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives|
SHIPLEY, George Edward, a Representative from Illinois; born in Richland County, near Olney,
Ill., April 21, 1927; attended the East Richland High School, Olney, Ill.;
graduated from Olney High School, Olney, Ill., 1950; United States Marine
Corps, 1944-1947; chief deputy sheriff of Richland County, Ill., 1950-1954 and
sheriff 1954-1958; business owner; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-sixth
and to the nine succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1959-January 3, 1979); was
not a candidate for reelection in 1978 to the Ninety-sixth Congress; died on
June 28, 2003, in Olney, Ill.; interment in Effingham City Cemetery, Effingham,
Effingham County, Ill.
BibliographyRalph Nader Congress Project.
Citizens Look at Congress: George E. Shipley, Democratic Representative
from Illinois. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers,