George McGill

George McGill (* February 12, 1879 in Russell, Lucas County, Iowa, † May 14, 1963 in Wichita, Kansas ) is an American politician (Democratic Party), who represented the state of Kansas in the U.S. Senate.

George McGill moved with his parents to Kansas when he was five years old. There the family lived on a farm near Dundee in Barton County. After schooling he made in 1900 at the Central Normal College in Great Bend his degree before he was admitted to the bar two years later, after studying law and began to practice in Hoisington. From 1904 he worked as a lawyer in Wichita, the largest city in the state, works.

From 1907 to 1911 McGill served as deputy district attorney in Sedgwick County; In 1911 he was promoted to District Attorney and remained so until 1915. November 4, 1930, he then won the by-election to the mandate of the elected Vice President of the United States, U.S. Senator Charles Curtis to Republican Henry Justin Allen, who previously Curtis' appointed successor had been. McGill was thus only the third Democrat by John Martin and William Howard Thompson, who moved to Kansas in the Senate. In 1932 he succeeded in re-election. In the Senate, he was Chairman of the Pension Committee from time to time and had share of New Deal legislation to the Agricultural Adjustment Act.

In 1938 he failed against Clyde Reed 's re-election. In the years 1942, 1948 and 1954 McGill undertook each unsuccessful attempts to return to the Senate. U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt appointed him in 1944 in the Federal Customs Commission, where he remained until 1954; thereafter he worked until his death in May 1963 as an attorney in Wichita. McGill is still the last Democrat who sat for Kansas in the U.S. Senate. The Republicans represent continuously since 1939 both Senators; longer succeeded in doing so the two major parties in any state.