John T. Myers


Honorary Degree (1997)
Doctor of Laws
Location: Indianapolis
Presenter: Myles Neil Brand
President's Medal for Excellence (1992)
Institute for Molecular and Cellular Biology Preview
Location: Bloomington
Presenter: Thomas Ehrlich


Born in Covington, Indiana, Myers graduated from Covington High School in 1945 and earned his B.S. at Indiana State University in 1951. He served in the United States Army from 1945 to 1946. He graduated from Indiana State University in 1951. Afterwards, he was a cashier and trust officer with the Fountain Trust Company from 1952 to 1966 and worked as a farmer in Fountain County.

He was first elected to congress in 1966 and was reelected fourteen more times, serving from 1967 until his retirement in 1997.