WHITTAKER, Robert Russell, (1939 - )

Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives, Gift of the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress

WHITTAKER, Robert Russell, a Representative from Kansas; born in Eureka, Greenwood County, Kans., September 18, 1939; attended the Greenwood County public schools; attended Kansas University, 1957-1959; Emporia State College, summer, 1959; O.D., Illinois College of Optometry, 1962; optometrist; clinic director, Kansas Low Vision Clinic, 1973; Kansas house of representatives, 1974-1977; precinct committeeman and city planning commission, 1970-1974; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-sixth and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1979-January 3, 1991); was not a candidate for renomination in 1990 to the One Hundred Second Congress; is a resident of Augusta, Kans.