REGULA, Ralph Straus

REGULA, Ralph Straus
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
1924– 2017

Biography

REGULA, Ralph Straus, a Representative from Ohio; born in Beach City, Stark County, Ohio, December 3, 1924; B.A., Mount Union College, Alliance, Ohio, 1948; LL.B., William McKinley School of Law, Canton, Ohio, 1952; United States Navy, 1944-1946; lawyer, private practice; member of the Ohio state board of education, 1960-1964; member of the Ohio state house of representatives, 1965-1966; member of the Ohio state senate, 1967-1972; delegate, Republican National Convention, 1972; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-third and to the seventeen succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1973-January 3, 2009); was not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Eleventh Congress in 2008; died on July 19, 2017, in Bethlehem Township, Ohio.

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External Research Collections

The Ohio State University Libraries
Ohio Congressional Archives

Columbus, OH
Papers: 1972-2008, 122 cubic feet. The collection documents the 36-year public service career of Ralph Regula (R-Navarre) as a congressman in the U.S. House of Representatives for the 16th District of Ohio. All materials in the collection were compiled by the office of Congressman Regula, with the exception of the items pertaining to his various election campaigns. These materials were compiled by his campaign committees. Over the course of his long career in the House of Representatives, Congressman Regula moved his office location numerous times. Unfortunately, many of the records produced by his office, especially records dating from the 1970s, were discarded during these office moves. The majority of the records documenting Congressman Regula's committee work in the 1970s, for example, are not found within the collection. However, the collection does document Regula's committee work from the 1980s to his retirement in January 2009, especially his work as chairman of two subcommittees of the House Committee on Appropriations.
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