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Honoring John Culver

John C. Culver (1932-2018)

John Culver served Iowa as a United States Senator and Congressman

The Edward M. Kennedy Institute honors the service of United States Senator (D-Iowa) and Congressman John C. Culver.

John C. Culver served the state of Iowa as a United States Senator from 1975 to 1981 and as a Congressman from 1965 to 1975.

Senator Culver was dear friend to Senator Edward M. Kennedy and a legislator who stayed true to his beliefs while working across the aisle to accomplish things for the country.

In 2010, Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa, established the John C. Culver Public Policy Center which seeks to encourage and inspire young people to dedicate their lives to public service.

Senator Culver passed away on December 26, 2018.

Related Links

Read The Washington Post obituary Obituary

Read a statement from Simpson College on the passing of Senator Culver Statement

Find John Carver in the Edward M. Kennedy Oral History collection Search

Watch John Carver deliver remarks at the memorial service of Edward M. Kennedy in 2009 [Part 1] Video

Watch John Carver deliver remarks at the memorial service of Edward M. Kennedy in 2009 [Part 2] Video