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Richard Gardner (Dick) SHOUP

(1923-1995)

SHOUP, Richard Gardner (Dick), (great-grandson of George Laird Shoup), a Representative from Montana; born in Salmon, Lemhi County, Idaho, November 29, 1923; attended the Salmon public schools; B.S., University of Montana, Missoula, Mont., 1950; served in the United States Army, European Theater, Field Artillery, 1943-1946; served in the Korean conflict, 1951-1952; elected alderman, Missoula City Council, 1963-1967, serving as president, 1965-1967; mayor, Missoula, Mont., 1967-1970; owner-operator, laundry and dry cleaning business, 1954-1967; employed in agriculture service department, Montana Flour Mills, 1953-1954; member, Governor’s (Montana) Crime Commission, 1969-1970, and Montana League of Cities and Towns, 1967-1970; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-second and Ninety-third Congresses (January 3, 1971-January 3, 1975); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1974 to the Ninety-fourth Congress; director, Union Pacific Railroad, Washington, D.C., 1975-1984; died November 25, 1995.

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

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