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Perpich, Sr., Rudolph George "Rudy, R.G."


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Map of Hibbing
Hibbing, MN

Senate 1963-70 (District 63)

Party when first elected:  Nonpartisan Election-Liberal Caucus

Counties Served:  St. Louis

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: 6/27/1928 Date of Death: 9/21/1995
Birth Place: Carson Lake, Minnesota Birth County: St. Louis Birth Country: United States
Other Names: Rudy, R.G.
Gender:  Male Religion:  Not Reported
City of Residence (when first elected):  Hibbing

Occupation (when first elected):  Dentist

EDUCATION

Hibbing High School; Secondary; Graduate, 1946
Hibbing Junior College; Junior College/Community College; Graduate
Marquette University; D.D.S.; 1954

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

MilitaryUnited States Army ??/??/1946 to ??/??/1947
School Board/AdministrationHibbing, Minnesota (School Board) ??/??/1956 to ??/??/1962
State Lieutenant GovernorMinnesotaElected01/04/1971 to 12/29/1976
State GovernorMinnesotaAppointed12/29/1976 to 01/04/1979
State GovernorMinnesotaElected01/03/1983 to 01/07/1991

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Delores "Lola" Helen Simich (married on September 4, 1954)
Children: Two children: Rudy Jr. (son), and Mary Sue (daughter)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Anthony J. Perpich  - Brother
George F. Perpich  - Brother

GENERAL NOTES

He first became Governor of Minnesota when Wendell Anderson resigned to become a United States Senator.

He ran unsuccessfully as the Democratic-Farmer-Labor endorsed candidate for Minnesota Governor in the 1978 election. He lost to Al Quie.

He ran unsuccessfully as the Democratic-Farmer-Labor endorsed candidate for Minnesota Governor in the 1990 election. He lost to Arne Carlson.

He died from colon cancer.

Legislative Session: 66th (1969-1970) (second half of Senate term)   Session Details
Body: Senate Elected: 11/8/1966 Term of Office: 1/3/1967 to 1/4/1971
District: 63 Residence: Hibbing
Counties Represented: St. Louis
Occupation: Dentist
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Liberal Caucus
Committees:
Education
Elections and Reapportionment
General Legislation
Public Domain
Public Highways
Taxes and Tax Laws

Legislative Session: 65th (1967-1968)   Session Details
Body: Senate Elected: 11/8/1966 Term of Office: 1/3/1967 to 1/4/1971
District: 63 Residence: Hibbing
Counties Represented: St. Louis
Occupation: Dentist
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Liberal Caucus
Committees:
Education
Election and Reapportionment
General Legislation
Public Domain
Public Highways
Taxes and Tax Laws

Legislative Session: 64th (1965-1966) (second half of Senate term)   Session Details
Body: Senate Elected: 11/6/1962 Term of Office: 1/8/1963 to 1/2/1967
District: 63 Residence: Hibbing
Counties Represented: St. Louis
Occupation: Dentist
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Liberal Caucus
Committees:
Commerce
Elections and Reapportionment
Game and Fish
Public Welfare
Transportation and Communications

Legislative Session: 63rd (1963-1964)   Session Details term photo
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Body: Senate Elected: 11/6/1962 Term of Office: 1/8/1963 to 1/2/1967
District: 63 Residence: Hibbing
Counties Represented: St. Louis
Occupation: Dentist
Party: Nonpartisan Election-Liberal Caucus
Committees:
Commerce
Game and Fish
Public Buildings
Public Welfare
Transportation and Communications

Articles & Books About
"Rudy Perpich: a Life in Politics." Rochester Post-Bulletin, September 24, 1995.

Rudy (Rudolph George) Perpich. Biographical Information from the Minnesota Historical Society's Governors of Minnesota.




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