RUPPE, Philip Edward, (1926 - )


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RUPPE, Philip Edward, a Representative from Michigan; born in Laurium, Houghton County, Mich., September 29, 1926; graduated from high school in 1944; Navy V-12 program, Central Michigan University and University of Michigan, 1944-1946; graduated from Yale University in 1948; served in United States Navy during Korean conflict as lieutenant (jg); director, Houghton National Bank, Commercial National Bank of L’Anse and R.L. Polk and Co.; elected as a Republican to the Ninetieth and to the five succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1967-January 3, 1979); was not a candidate for reelection in 1978 to the Ninety-sixth Congress; unsuccessful candidate for the United States Senate in 1982; president of Woodlak Company to 1986; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1992 to the One Hundred Third Congress; is a resident of Houghton, Mich.