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John Y. McCollister
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Nebraska's 2nd district
January 3, 1971 – January 3, 1977
|Preceded by||Glenn Cunningham|
|Succeeded by||John Joseph Cavanaugh III|
John Yetter McCollister
June 10, 1921
Iowa City, Iowa
|Died||November 1, 2013
|Alma mater||University 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.
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