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Earl Baker RUTH


RUTH, Earl Baker, a Representative from North Carolina; born in Spencer, Rowan County, N.C., February 7, 1916; graduated from Central High School, Charlotte, N.C., 1934; A.B., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C., 1938; M.A., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C., 1942; Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C., 1955; teacher, Chapel Hill, N.C., and Charlotte, N.C., 1938-1940; United States Navy; member of Salisbury, N.C., city council, 1963-1968; mayor pro tempore of Salisbury, N.C., 1967-1968; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-first and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1969-January 3, 1975); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Ninety-fourth Congress in 1974; Governor of American Samoa, 1975-1976; died on August 15, 1989, in Salisbury, N.C.; interment in National Cemetery, Salisbury, N.C.

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

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