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Philip Ruppe

Philip Edward Ruppe
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Michigan's 11th district
In office
January 3, 1967 – January 3, 1979
Preceded by Raymond F. Clevenger
Succeeded by Robert W. Davis
Personal details
Born

(1926-09-29) September 29, 1926


Laurium, Michigan
Political party Republican
Alma mater Central Michigan University
University of Michigan
Military service
Service/branch United States Navy
Rank Lieutenant

Philip Edward Ruppe (born September 29, 1926) is a former politician from the U.S. state of Michigan and a member of the Republican Party. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1967 to 1979 before running, unsuccessfully for the United States Senate in 1982. He is a Korean War veteran, having served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy. After leaving the U.S. House, Ruppe became active in business before running for election, without success, to the 103rd Congress.

Biography

Ruppe was born in Laurium, Michigan and graduated from high school in 1944. He attended the V-12 Navy College Training Program at Central Michigan University and University of Michigan, 1944–1946 and graduated from Yale University in 1948. He served in United States Navy during the Korean War as a lieutenant. He then served as director of Houghton National Bank, Commercial National Bank of L’Anse and R.L. Polk and Co.

Political activity

In 1966, Ruppe was the Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives from Michigan's 11th congressional district. He defeated incumbent Democrat Raymond F. Clevenger to be elected to the 90th Congress and was subsequently re-elected to the next five Congresses, serving from January 3, 1967 to January 3, 1979. He was not a candidate for reelection in 1978 to the 96th Congress. Republican Robert William Davis from St. Ignace won election succeeding him in the district.

Post-political career and personal life

After leaving Congress, Ruppe was an unsuccessful candidate for the United States Senate in 1982 against

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