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Roy H. McVicker

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Roy H. McVicker
Roy H. McVicker.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Colorado's 2nd district
In office
January 3, 1965 – January 3, 1967
Preceded byDon Brotzman
Succeeded byDon Brotzman
Personal details
Roy Harrison McVicker

February 20, 1924
Edgewater, Colorado
DiedSeptember 15, 1973 (aged 49)
Political partyDemocratic

Roy Harrison McVicker (February 20, 1924 – September 15, 1973) was a U.S. Representative from Colorado.[1]

Early life and education

Born in Edgewater, Colorado, his parents were Reverend and Mrs. Roy H. McVicker.[2] McVicker was educated at South Denver High School, University of Denver, Columbia College, and graduated from Columbia Law School in 1950. He was a lay preacher in the Methodist Church beginning at eighteen years of age.[1]

World War II

During the Second World War, he served in the United States Navy in the Southwest Pacific.[1]


He served as assistant professor in psychology at Colorado State College in 1946 and 1947. He worked under President Harry Truman in establishment of the Admiral Nimitz Commission on Internal Security and Civil Rights in 1950 and 1951.[1]

He was admitted to the bar in New York in 1950, and practiced law in Wheat Ridge, Colorado from 1953 to 1964. He served as member of the State senate from 1956 to 64.[1]

Mcvicker was elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-ninth Congress (January 3, 1965 – January 3, 1967). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1966 to the Ninetieth Congress.[1]

He was a contract consultant for the Agency for International Development in Denver, Colorado, 1967. He resumed the practice of law.[1]

Personal life

He married Harriet Ripley and they had one child together, Elizabeth. He adopted Harriet’s children from a previous marriage, William and Theresa. They divorced in 1968. Both Harriet and Roy remarried.[3] He married a woman named Mary.[4]

He died of an incurable spinal column disease at his home in Westminster, Colorado on September 15, 1973.[1][4] Documents from the Boulder Daily Camera are stored at the Carnegie Library in Boulder.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h
    • United States Congress. "Roy H. McVicker (id: M000610)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website
  2. ^ Congress, United States; Michael, W. H. (1965). Official Congressional Directory. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 24.
  3. ^ "Roy H. McVicker family". Carnegie Library for Local History. Retrieved February 3, 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Roy McVicker Jr Obituary". Fort Collins Coloradoan. September 18, 1973. p. 17. Retrieved February 3, 2020.
  5. ^ "Roy McVicker printed materials [1940]-1973". Carnegie Library for Local History. Retrieved February 3, 2020.
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Don Brotzman
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Colorado's 2nd congressional district

January 3, 1965 - January 3, 1967
Succeeded by
Don Brotzman
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