Culver, John C., 1932-....

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John Chester Culver was born in Rochester, Minnesota on August 8, 1932. He was raised in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He graduated from Harvard University with a B.A. in American Government in 1954. His time at Harvard was also made memorable by his notable career as a football fullback, and he was a National Football League draft choice. After Harvard, Culver spent a year at Cambridge University in England, where he pursued graduate scholarship study. From 1955-1958 he served in the United States Marine Corps, and was honorably discharged with the rank of Captain. In 1962 he graduated from Harvard Law School. In 1962-1963 Culver worked in Washington, D.C. as legislative assistant to Senator Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts. In 1963 he returned to Iowa, was accepted to the Iowa Bar and began practicing in Cedar Rapids. He ran for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives for Iowa's 2nd District and was elected in 1964, defeating the incumbent James Bromwell. He won his four subsequent elections, and served in the House from 1965 through January 3, 1975. In 1974 Culver ran for the U.S. Senate, to replace the retiring Democrat Harold Hughes. Culver defeated Republican David Stanley and served in the Senate until 1981. He was defeated for re-election in 1980 by Republican Congressman Charles Grassley. Culver continues to reside in Washington, D.C., where he practices law, and also retains a home in McGregor, Iowa. He is married to Ann Cooper Culver of Cedar Papids, and the two have four children -- Christina, Rebecca, Catherine and Chester (Chet, Governor of Iowa 2007-).

From the description of Papers of John Culver, 1965-1981. (University of Iowa Libraries). WorldCat record id: 232995881

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creatorOf Tabor, Robert Byron, 1882-1972. Papers of Robert B. Tabor, 1933-1972. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Culver, John C., 1932-. Letter to Paul Engle. Washington, DC. 1970 June 16. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Schwengel, Fred, 1907-. Papers of Fred Schwengel, 1940-1972. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Kelly, E. Kevin, 1943-1992. Papers of E. Kevin Kelly, 1964-1978. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf [John C. Culver, biographical materials] University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
creatorOf Culver, John C., 1932-. John C. Culver : commercials, 1974-1980. University of Oklahoma, Political Community Archives
creatorOf McDermott, Edward Aloysious, 1920-1999. Papers of Edward A. McDermott, 1960-1965. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Mayne, Wiley, 1917-2007. Papers, 1966-1974. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Gallagher, James V., 1933-. Papers of James V. Gallagher, 1964-1984. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Nye, Frank T., 1912-1983. Papers of Frank T. Nye, 1942-1983. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Tobin, John W. Papers of John W. Tobin, 1885-1980. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Harvard University Archives Photograph Collection: Portraits, ca. 1852-ca. 2004 Harvard University Archives.
creatorOf Culver, John C., 1932-. Papers of John Culver, 1965-1981. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Flansburg, James Sherman, 1932-. Papers of James S. Flansburg, 1962-1998. University of Iowa Libraries
creatorOf Iowa Governor's Conference on Iowa in the Year 2000. Records of the Iowa Governor's Conference on Iowa in the Year 2000, 1972-1978. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Nye, Frank T., 1912-1983. Papers, 1942-1983. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Papers, 1918-1993 Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Oltmanns, Alice, 1913-. Oral history interview with Alice Oltmanns in Clinton, Iowa, 1982 June 28 [microform] / conducted by Merle O. Davis. Iowa State Historical Society
creatorOf Mayne, Wiley, 1917-. Papers of Wiley Mayne, 1966-1974. University of Iowa Libraries
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associatedWith Kelly, E. Kevin, 1943-1992. person
associatedWith Mayne, Wiley, 1917- person
associatedWith McDermott, Edward Aloysious, 1920-1999. person
associatedWith Nye, Frank T., 1912-1983. person
associatedWith Oltmanns, Alice, 1913- person
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associatedWith Schwengel, Fred, 1907- person
associatedWith Tabor, Robert Byron, 1882-1972. person
associatedWith Tobin, John W. person
associatedWith University of Oklahoma. Political Commercial Archive. corporateBody
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