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John Edward ROUSH

(1920-2004)

ROUSH, John Edward, a Representative from Indiana; born in Barnsdall, Osage County, Okla., September 12, 1920; graduated from Huntington High School, Huntington, Ind., 1938; A.B., Huntington College, Huntington, Ind., 1942; LL.B., Indiana University School of Law, Bloomington, Ind., 1949; United States Army, 1942-1946, 1950-1952; lawyer, private practice; member of the Indiana state legislature, 1949-1950; elected prosecuting attorney of Huntington County, Huntington, Ind., 1954-1958; board of trustees of Huntington College, Huntington, Ind., 1958-1960, 1981-1987; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-sixth and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1959-January 3, 1969); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Ninety-first Congress in 1968; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-second and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1971-January 3, 1977); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Ninety-fifth Congress in 1976; director, regional and intergovernmental operations for the Environmental Protection Agency, 1977-1979; interim president, Huntington College, Huntington, Ind., 1989; died on March 26, 2004, in Huntington, Ind.; interment in Pilgrim’s Rest Cemetery, Huntington, Ind.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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