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Edward Lawrence Winn, Jr.

Politician. Republican. Born: August 22, 1919, Kansas City, Missouri. Served in U.S. House of Representatives, 3rd District: January 3, 1967, to January 3, 1985.

The nine-term Kansas City, Kansas, area Representative, Larry Winn, was born east of the state line in Kansas City, Missouri, on August 22, 1919, and attended the public schools in that city. Winn graduated from University of Kansas in 1941 and spent two years with a radio station in Kansas City, Missouri. During the last couple years of World War II, Winn worked with North American Aviation in Fairfax, and subsequently he spent two years as a private builder and sixteen (1950-1966) as vice president of Winn-Rau Corporation; he served as director of the National Association of Home Builders for fourteen years and was a past president of Home Builders Association of Kansas. First elected to Congress in 1966, Winn represented the Kansas 3rd District from January 3, 1967, to January 3, 1985, and chose not to seek reelection in 1984. He is a resident of Prairie Village, Kansas.

Entry: Winn, Edward Lawrence, Jr.

Author: Kansas Historical Society

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Date Created: June 2011

Date Modified: July 2012

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