SHIPLEY, George Edward, (1927 - 2003)

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.


Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Look at Congress: George E. Shipley, Democratic Representative from Illinois. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.