Jan Meyers

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Jan Meyers
Jan Meyers (R–KS).jpg
Chairperson of the House Small Business Committee
In office
January 3, 1995 – January 3, 1997
SpeakerNewt Gingrich
Preceded byJohn LaFalce
Succeeded byJim Talent
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kansas's 3rd district
In office
January 3, 1985 – January 3, 1997
Preceded byLarry Winn
Succeeded byVince Snowbarger
Member of the Kansas Senate
In office
1972–1984
Personal details
Born
Janice Lenore Crilly

(1928-07-20)July 20, 1928
Lincoln, Nebraska, U.S.
DiedJune 21, 2019(2019-06-21) (aged 90)
Merriam, Kansas, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Alma materWilliam Woods University
University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Janice Lenore "Jan" Meyers (née Crilly; July 20, 1928 – June 21, 2019) was an American politician. She was born in Lincoln, Nebraska. She was a former member of the United States House of Representatives from Kansas serving from 1985 to 1997.[1]

Career[change | change source]

From 1972 until 1984, she was a member of the Kansas Senate.[2] In 1978, she ran for the United States Senate, but was defeated in a multi-candidate Republican primary which was won by Nancy Kassebaum.

Personal life[change | change source]

Meyers died on June 21, 2019 in Merriam, Kansas from problems caused by heart disease at the age of 90.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Kansapedia-Kansas Historical Society
  2. Kansas Legislators Past and Present
  3. Lowry, Bryan. "'She was a pioneer.' Former Kansas congresswoman Jan Meyers passes away". kansascity. Retrieved June 22, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)