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BETHUNE, Edwin Ruthvin, Jr.

BETHUNE, Edwin Ruthvin, Jr.
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives


BETHUNE, Edwin Ruthvin, Jr., A Representative from Arkansas; born in Pocahontas, Randolph County, Ark., December 19, 1935; graduated from Pocahontas High School, Pocahontus, Ark., 1953; B.A., University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Ark., 1961; J.D., University of Arkansas School of Law, 1963; admitted to the Arkansas Bar in 1963 and commenced practice in Pocahontas; lawyer, private practice; admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, 1972; United States Marine Corps, sergeant, 1954-1957, with service in Korea; deputy prosecuting attorney, Randolph County, Ark., 1963-1964; special agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 1964-1968; prosecuting attorney, first judicial district of Arkansas, 1970-1971; chairman, Ninth District Federal Home Loan Bank Board, 1973-1976; elected as a Republican to the Ninety-sixth and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1979-January 3, 1985); was not a candidate for reelection to the Ninety-ninth Congress in 1984, but was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate; resumed the practice of law; is a resident of West River, Md.

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

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External Research Collections

University of Arkansas Libraries
Special Collections

Fayetteville, AR
Papers: 1978-1984, approximately 350 linear feet. The papers are currently unprocessed.
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