Roy Harrison McVICKER, Congress, CO (1924-1973)


McVICKER, Roy Harrison, a Representative from Colorado; born in Edgewater, Jefferson County, Colo., February 20, 1924; educated at South Denver High School, Denver University, Columbia College, and graduated from Columbia Law School in 1950; lay preacher in the Methodist Church at eighteen years of age; during the Second World War served in the United States Navy in the Southwest Pacific; assistant professor in psychology at Colorado State College in 1946 and 1947; worked under President Truman in establishment of the Admiral Nimitz Commission on Internal Security and Civil Rights in 1950 and 1951; was admitted to the bar in New York in 1950, and practiced law in Wheat Ridge, Colo., 1953-1964; member of the State senate 1956-1964; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-ninth Congress (January 3, 1965-January 3, 1967); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1966 to the Ninetieth Congress; contract consultant, Agency for International Development, Denver, Colo., 1967; resumed the practice of law; died in Westminster, Colo., September 15, 1973.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present