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John Rhodes
I Was There

Original Airdate: September 23, 1995


About the Author

John Rhodes was a Representative from Arizona; born in Council Grove, Morris County, Kans., September 18, 1916; attended the public schools; graduated from Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kans., 1938; graduated from Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Mass., 1941; lawyer, private practice; United States Army Air Corps, 1941-1946; staff judge advocate of Arizona National Guard, 1947-1952; vice chairman, Arizona Board of Public Welfare, 1951-1952; delegate, Republican National Conventions, 1952, 1964, and 1968; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-third and to the fourteen succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1953-January 3, 1983); minority leader (Ninety-third through Ninety-sixth Congresses); was not a candidate for reelection in 1982. Rhodes died on August 24, 2003, in Mesa, Ariz.


About this Book

I Was There chronicles John Rhodes' 30 years in Congress. He talks about the Vietnam war, the Nixon resignation and the time of Presidents Carter and Ford up through the Reagan administartion.



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