RHODES, John Jacob, (father of John Jacob Rhodes III),
a Representative from Arizona; born
in Council Grove, Morris County, Kans., September 18, 1916; attended the public
schools; graduated from Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kans., 1938;
graduated from Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Mass., 1941; lawyer, private
practice; United States Army Air Corps, 1941-1946; staff judge advocate of
Arizona National Guard, 1947-1952; vice chairman, Arizona Board of Public
Welfare, 1951-1952; delegate, Republican National Conventions, 1952, 1964, and
1968; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-third and to the fourteen
succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1953-January 3, 1983); minority leader
(Ninety-third through Ninety-sixth Congresses); was not a candidate for
reelection in 1982; died on August 24, 2003, in Mesa, Ariz.
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John J. Rhodes: Man of the House. Phoenix, Ariz.: Primer
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I Was There. Salt Lake City, UT: Northwest Publishing,