John Nevius

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John A. (Jack) Nevius (July 15, 1920 – April 23, 1993)[1][2] was a lawyer and politician who served as the last head of Washington, DC's pre-Home Rule city council. Nevius was first appointed to the council by President Lyndon Johnson from 1967 to 1969. In 1972, President Richard Nixon appointed him as president of the council. In 1974, the advent of home rule brought DC's first elected council and council chairman. Nevius, a self-described "WASP Republican,"[3] did not run for the position, and he was succeeded by Sterling Tucker.

His wife Sally Nevius later gained some notoriety by co-founding the Parents Music Resource Center together with Tipper Gore and several other "Washington wives."


  1. ^ "John A. Nevius: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) Death Record". Genealogy Bank. Social Security Administration. Retrieved October 27, 2013. 
  2. ^ Barnes, Bart (1993-04-24). "John Nevius, City Council Member, Dies". The Washington Post. 
  3. ^ Schrag, Zachary M. (2006). The Great Society Subway: A History of the Washington Metro. JHU Press. p. 165. ISBN 0-8018-8246-X.