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  Roush, John Edward
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NameJohn Edward Roush
Huntington, Indiana , United States
Born September 12, 1920
DiedMarch 26, 2004 (83 years)
Contributoreddy 9_99
Last ModifedRBH
Jan 22, 2015 11:07pm
Infoborn in Barnsdall, Osage County, Okla., September 12, 1920; moved with parents to Huntington, Ind., in 1924; attended the public schools in Huntington; was graduated from Huntington College in 1942; served as an Infantry officer with the United States Army 1942-1946; graduated from Indiana University School of Law in 1949; was admitted to the bar in 1949 and commenced the practice of law in Huntington, Ind.; served one term in the Indiana State legislature in 1949; in 1950 was recalled to active duty in the United States Army and served as a Counterintelligence Corps agent until separated from the service in June 1952; elected prosecuting attorney of Huntington County in 1954 for a four-year term and served until elected to Congress; vice president of the board of trustees of Huntington College 1958-1960; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-sixth and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1959-January 3, 1969); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1968 to the Ninety-first Congress; resumed the practice of law; elected to the Ninety-second and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1971-January 3, 1977); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1976 to the Ninety-fifth Congress; Director, regional and intergovernmental operations for the Environmental Protection Agency, 1977-1979; resumed the practice of law in 1979; chairman of the board of Huntington College, 1981-1987; is a resident of Huntington, Ind.


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