92nd General Assembly


Rep. Walt Bivins, a Republican, represents part of St. Louis County (District 97) in the Missouri House of Representatives.


Rep. Bivins worked 32 years for Dow Chemical Company in Louisiana, Arkansas and Missouri.He retired from the Pevely, Mo. operation as manager of engineering and quality in 1993.In addition to his normal duties, he represented Dow in the area of education liaison and Missouri government affairs.In retirement he worked with Dow as a government affairs consultant.


Rep. Bivins served two terms on the board of education in the Mehlville School District.Elected in 1997, he has served as both board president and secretary and has achieved the Missouri School Board Associationís Master Board Member Certification.An active member of Concord Trinity United Methodist Church, Rep. Bivins served as chairperson of the administrative board, lay leader and lay delegate to the annual conference and as chairperson of the church worship committee.


As a military dependent, Rep. Bivins was educated in schools in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Alabama, Kansas, Missouri, Mississippi, Florida and Japan.He received an associate degree from Hinds Community College in Miss., and a bachelor of science degree from Louisiana State University.


Born September 26, 1939, in Jackson, Miss., Rep. Bivins resides in South St. Louis County with his wife, Ginger.They have three grown children and ten grandchildren.