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John Y. McCollister
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Nebraska's 2nd district
In office
January 3, 1971 – January 3, 1977
Preceded byGlenn Cunningham
Succeeded byJohn Joseph Cavanaugh III
Personal details
John Yetter McCollister

June 10, 1921(1921-06-10)
Iowa City, Iowa
DiedNovember 1, 2013(2013-11-01) (aged 92)
Omaha, Nebraska
Political partyRepublican
Alma materUniversity of Iowa

John Yetter McCollister (June 10, 1921 – November 1, 2013) was an American politician. He was a Nebraska Republican politician. He served two terms from 1965 to 1970 as 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. In 1976, he decided to run instead for 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 born in Iowa City, Iowa on June 10, 1921. 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 was married to Nanette Stokes from 1943 until his death in 2013. McCollister died on November 1, 2013 in Omaha, Nebraska from prostate cancer, aged 92.[1]


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