ROUDEBUSH, Richard Lowell, (1918 - 1995)


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ROUDEBUSH, Richard Lowell, a Representative from Indiana; born on a farm in Hamilton County, near Noblesville, Ind., January 18, 1918; attended Hamilton County schools; graduated from Butler University, Indianapolis, Ind., in 1941; served in the United States Army from November 18, 1941, to August 12, 1944, as a demolition specialist for the Ordnance Department in Middle Eastern, North African, and Italian Campaigns; farmer; partner in livestock commission company; National Commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars in 1957-1958; chairman of Indiana Veterans Commission, 1954-1960; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-seventh and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1961-January 3, 1971); was not a candidate in 1970 for reelection but was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate; administrator of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Administration, 1971-1977; died January 28, 1995.