Colonel William A. Phillips

Garner E. Shriver (July 6, 1912 – March 1, 1998) was a U.S. Representative from Kansas.


Born in Towanda, Kansas, Shriver attended the public schools of Towanda and Wichita. He moved to Wichita, Kansas, in 1925. He was in the University of Wichita, B.A., 1934 (postgraduate study at University of Southern California in 1936), and Washburn Law School, LL.B., 1940 and J.D., 1970. He worked for a drug company in Wichita from 1934 to 1936. He was a teacher at South Haven High School in 1936 and 1937. He was admitted to the bar in Wichita in February 1940. He served for three years in the United States Navy as an enlisted man and officer from 1943 to 1946. State representative from 1947 to 1951. State senator from 1953 to 1960.

Shriver was elected as a Republican to the Eighty-seventh and to the seven succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1961 – January 3, 1977). In 1974, Shriver won with about 49 percent of the vote in a three-way race.[1] He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1976 to the Ninety-fifth Congress. He was defeated by Dan Glickman by three percentage points.[1]

Minority staff director and legal counsel for the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, Washington, D.C., March 1977 – 1980, and general counsel from 1981 to 1982. He resumed the practice of law. He was a resident of Wichita, Kansas, until his death there on March 1, 1998.


  1. ^ a b Glickman, Dan. Landing the Job He WantedNew York Times, April 17, 2005.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Edward H. Rees
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kansas's 4th congressional district

January 3, 1961 – January 3, 1977
Succeeded by
Dan Glickman