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Vince K. Snowbarger

Politician. Republican. Born: September 16, 1949, Kankakee, Illinois. Served in U.S. House of Representatives, 3rd District: January 3, 1997, to January 3, 1999.

When Jan Meyers chose not to seek reelection in 1996, the open third district seat was hotly contested between Democratic attorney Judy Hancock and Republican state legislator Vince Snowbarger. The general election victor, Snowbarger, was born in Kankakee, Illinois, on September 16, 1949, and graduated from Shawnee Mission South High School in 1967. He received a B.A. from Southern Nazarene University, Bethany, Oklahoma, in 1971, a M.A. from the University of Illinois, Champagne-Urbana, in 1974, and a J.D. from the University of Kansas in 1977. Snowbarger worked as an instructor at the Mid-America Nazarene College from1973-1977, was a Republican precinct committeeman, 1978-1984, and served as a member of the Olathe City Planning Commission, 1982-1984, before election to the Kansas state house of representatives in 1984, a position he held until his election to Congress. Congressman Snowbarger served in the One Hundred Fifth Congress (January 3, 1997-January 3, 1999) and was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1998.

Entry: Snowbarger, Vince K.

Author: Kansas Historical Society

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Date Created: June 2011

Date Modified: May 2012

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