WOLD, John Schiller

1916–2017

Biography

WOLD, John Schiller, a Representative from Wyoming; born in East Orange, Essex County, N.J., August 31, 1916; graduated from Taft High School, Watertown, Conn., 1934; attended St. Andrews University, Scotland; A.B., Union College, Schenectady, N.Y., 1938; M.S., Cornell University, 1939; consulting physicist, Bureau of Ordnance, Department of the Navy, 1941-1942; gunnery and executive officer, destroyer escort duty, Atlantic and Pacific Theaters, during the Second World War; member of the Wyoming house of representatives, 1957-1959; Wyoming Republican State chairman, 1960-1964; chairman, Western States Republican State Chairmen's Association; member, Republican National Committee, 1960-1964; executive committee, Republican National Committee, 1962-1964; Republican nominee United States Senate from Wyoming in 1964; geologist, specializing in oil, gas, coal, and uranium exploration, 1939-1968; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-first Congress (January 3, 1969-January 3, 1971); was not a candidate for reelection, but was an unsuccessful nominee to the United States Senate in 1970; business executive; died on February 19, 2017, in Casper, Wyo.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

University of Oklahoma
The Julian P. Kanter Political Commercial Archive, Department of Communication

Norman, OK
Film Reel: 1970, 8 commercials on 1 film reel. The commercials were used during John Schiller Wold's campaign for the 1970 U.S. senatorial election in Wyoming, Republican Party.
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