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Shirley Neil Pettis

U.S. Congressperson

Shirley Neil Pettis (born July 12, 1924) was a U.S. Representative from California, wife of her predecessor, Jerry Pettis. Born Shirley Neil McCumber on July 12, 1924 in Mountain View, California, Pettis attended elementary schools in Berkeley, California from 1931 to 1932, and Berrien Springs, Michigan from 1933 to 1937. She graduated from Andrews University Academy in 1942. She attended Andrews University from 1942 to 1943. She attended the University of California, Berkeley, California from 1944 to 1945. Co-founder and manager, Audio-Digest Foundation from 1950 to 1953. Newspaper columnist, Sun-Telegram, San Bernardino, California from 1967 to 1970. She served as vice president, Republican Congressional Wives Club, 1975. Pettis was elected as a Republican to the Ninety-fourth Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of her husband, United States Representative Jerry Pettis. She won his seat by special election and she was subsequently reelected to the Ninety-fifth Congress (April 29, 1975-January 3, 1979). She was not a candidate for reelection to the Ninety-sixth Congress in 1978. While a Member of Congress she served first on the House Interior  ( Wikipedia article )

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1924-07-12

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