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RUDD, Eldon Dean

RUDD, Eldon Dean
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
1920–2002

Biography

RUDD, Eldon Dean, a Representative from Arizona; born in Camp Verde, Yavapai County, Ariz., July 15, 1920; graduated from Clarkdale High School, Clarkdale, Ariz., 1939; B.A., Arizona State University, Tempe, Ariz., 1947; J.D., University of Arizona, Tucson, Ariz., 1949; United States Marine Corps, 1942-1946; lawyer, private practice; special agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 1950-1970; Maricopa County, Ariz., board of supervisors, 1972-1976; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-fifth and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1977-January 3, 1987); was not a candidate for reelection in 1986; Salt River Project, Phoenix, Ariz., 1988-2002; died on February 8, 2002, in Scottsdale, Ariz.; remains were cremated and the ashes interred in National Memorial Cemetery, Phoenix, Ariz.

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

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External Research Collections

Arizona State University
Greater Arizona Collection

Tempe, AZ
Papers: ca. 1962-1987, 156.5 feet. The papers of former Congressman Eldon Rudd contain correspondence, transcripts, news releases, speeches, articles and printed matter which range in date from 1962-1987. The bulk of the material dates from 1977-1986, and constitutes the written communications and study materials collected during Eldon Rudd's tenure in the U.S. House of Representatives. It is arranged in six series: Correspondence; Publicity and public presentations; Legislation files; Case files; Resource and subject files and Issues correspondence. A finding aid is available in the repository.
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