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RHODES, John Jacob, III

RHODES, John Jacob, III
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
1943–2011

Biography

RHODES, John Jacob, III, (Son of John Jacob Rhodes), a Representative from Arizona; born in Mesa, Ariz., September 8, 1943; graduated from Landon School, Bethesda, Md., 1961; B.A., Yale University, New Haven, Conn., 1965; J.D., University of Arizona College of Law, Tucson, Ariz. 1968; admitted to the Arizona State bar in 1968 and commenced practice in Mesa; lawyer, private practice; captain, U.S. Army, 1968-1970, with service in Vietnam; Republican district chairman, 1972- 1982; Mesa Board of Education, 1973-1976; served with Central Arizona Water Conservation District, 1983-1986; elected as a Republican to the One Hundredth and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1987-January 3, 1993); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Third Congress in 1992; died on January 20, 2011, in Washington, DC.; interment at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

University of Texas at Austin
Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

Austin, TX
Papers: In the Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein Watergate Papers, ca. 1964-2001, 31.92 linear feet Persons represented include John J. Rhodes.

Arizona State University
Greater Arizona Collection

Tempe, AZ
Papers: 1975-1995, 104.15 linear feet This collection consists primarily of correspondence, legislative materials, speech files, memorabilia, and other items documenting John J. Rhodes III's service in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1987 to 1992. This collection has not been processed in full and can be viewed only by appointment. A preliminary inventory is available online.
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