Mr. Myers Goes to Washington

Mr. Myers Goes to Washington

January 9, 2018

A Missouri haberdasher turned political workhorse in Washington, D.C. — the life story of Harry Truman has been widely told. What many do not know, however, is his story shares some similarities with an alumnus of the school that now bears his name.

Not long after graduating from the University with a Bachelor of Science in Education, Sam Myers Sr. (’73) realized teaching was not for him. He moved back to his hometown of Edina, Mo., and partnered with a friend to purchase a local department store. Soon he became involved in state politics and found himself working for Rep. Jerry Litton. The congressman’s statewide television show, “Dialogue with Litton,” afforded Myers the opportunity to meet a number of influential political figures, including some associates of the Jimmy Carter campaign.

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