Mike McKevitt

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Mike McKevitt
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Member of the Korean War Memorial Commission
In office
1987–1995
President Ronald Reagan
Counsel at White House Energy Policy Office
In office
1973–1974
President Richard Nixon
United States Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legislation
In office
1973–1973
President Richard Nixon
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Colorado's 1st district
In office
January 3, 1971 – January 3, 1973
Preceded by Byron Rogers
Succeeded by Patricia Schroeder
District Attorney for Denver, Colorado
In office
1967–1971
Assistant Attorney General for Colorado
In office
1958–1967
Personal details
Born James Douglas McKevitt
October 26, 1928
Spokane, Washington, U.S.
Died September 28, 2000(2000-09-28) (aged 71)
Washington, D. C., U.S.
Political party Republican
Occupation Attorney

James Douglas "Mike" McKevitt (October 26, 1928 - September 28, 2000) was a U.S. Representative from Colorado.

Born in Spokane, Washington, McKevitt graduated from Grant High School in Sacramento, California. He received a B.A. from the University of Idaho (Moscow, Idaho) in 1951, and a law degree from the University of Denver School of Law in 1956. He was in the United States Air Force from 1951 to 1953. He was a lawyer in private practice. He served as assistant attorney general, Colorado state attorney general's office from 1958 to 1967. He served as District Attorney, Denver, Colorado from 1967 to 1971.

McKevitt was elected as a Republican to the Ninety-second Congress (January 3, 1971-January 3, 1973). That year, 20-year incumbent Democrat Byron Rogers had been defeated in the primary by a considerably more liberal Democrat, attorney Craig Barnes, and the division combined with McKevitt's popularity to produce a Republican pickup. However, McKevitt was a conservative Republican in a strongly Democratic district, and he was defeated for reelection to the Ninety-third Congress in 1972 by liberal Democrat Pat Schroeder.

McKevitt remained in Washington for some time after his brief congressional term, serving as United States Attorney General, Office of Legislation in 1973, a counsel on energy policy the White House from 1973 to 1974, and a member of the Korean War Memorial Commission from 1987 to 1995. He died on September 28, 2000, in Washington, D.C. He was interred at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia.

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Byron Rogers
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Colorado's 1st congressional district

1971–1973
Succeeded by
Patricia Schroeder

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