John Y. McCollister
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Nebraska's 2nd district
January 3, 1971 - January 3, 1977
|John Joseph Cavanaugh III|
John Yetter McCollister
June 10, 1921
Iowa City, Iowa
|Died||November 1, 2013 (aged 92)|
|Alma mater||University of Iowa|
He was born to John M. McCollister and Ruth Yetter McCollister in Iowa City, Iowa. In 1939 he graduated from Washington High School in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and in 1943 he graduated from the University of Iowa in Iowa City. He married Nanette Stokes on August 22, 1943.
For two terms from 1965 to 1970, he was the Douglas County Commissioner. He was a delegate to the Nebraska State Republican conventions from 1960 to 1970, and delegate to the 1968 Republican National Convention. He was elected as a Republican to the Ninety-second United States Congress, defeating incumbent Glenn Cunningham in the Republican primary. He was reelected to the Ninety-third United States Congress and Ninety-fourth United States Congress serving from January 3, 1971 to January 3, 1977. In 1976, he decided to run instead for the U.S. Senate but was unsuccessful, losing to Omaha Mayor Edward Zorinsky by a 53% to 47% margin. He was a presidential elector for Nebraska in 2000.
McCollister was a resident of Omaha, Nebraska.
McCollister died of cancer in November 2013.
|Party political offices|
| Republican nominee for U.S. Senator from Nebraska
|U.S. House of Representatives|
| Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Nebraska's 2nd congressional district
John Joseph Cavanaugh III