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Earl Baker Ruth

Earl Baker Ruth, American congressman. Member City Council, Salisbury, also mayor pro tempore, 1967-678; active local Boy Scouts American; board directors Salisbury Young Men’s Christian Association; elder Presbyterian Church Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1945. Member Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, National Sportscasters and Sportswriters (past president awards program), Elks, Civitan.

Background

  • Ruth, Earl Baker was born on February 7, 1916 in Spencer, North Carolina, United States. Son of Earl Monroe and Marion (Baker) Ruth.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University North Carolina, 1938. Master of Arts, University North Carolina, 1942. Doctor of Philosophy, University North Carolina, 1955.

    Career

    • Teacher, coach Chapel Hill (North Carolina) High School, 1938-1939, Piedmont Junior High School, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1939-1940. With shipping department McCrary Mills, Asheboro, 1940-1941. Assistant superintendent North Carolina State Parks, 1941.

      Graduate assistant physical education University North Carolina, 1945-1946. Football coach, baseball and basketball coach, athletic director chairman department physical education, dean students Catawba College, Salisbury, North Carolina, 1946-1968. Member 91st-93d Congresses 8th District North Carolina.

      Governor American Samoa Pago Pago, 1975-1989.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Membership

    Member City Council, Salisbury, also mayor pro tempore, 1967-678. Active local Boy Scouts American. Board directors Salisbury Young Men’s Christian Association.

    Elder Presbyterian Church Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1942-1945. Member Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, National Sportscasters and Sportswriters (past president awards program), Elks, Civitan.

    Connections

    • Married Jane Wiley, December 27, 1938. Children: Billie Jane Ruth Foil, Earl Wiley, Marian Ann Ruth Reber, Jacqueline Dell Ruth Burleson.
    • father: Earl Monroe Ruth
    • mother: Marion (Baker) Ruth
    • spouse: Jane Wiley
    • children: Billie Jane Ruth Foil Ruth
    • Earl Wiley Ruth
    • Marian Ann Ruth Reber Ruth
    • Jacqueline Dell Ruth Burleson Ruth
    Earl Baker Ruth
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    Died August 15, 1989
    (aged 73)
    Nationality
    • 1938
      University North Carolina
    • 1942
      University North Carolina
    • 1955
      University North Carolina
    • 1938 - 1939
      Teacher
    • 1939 - 1940
      Teacher
      Charlotte, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
    • 1940 - 1941
      with shipping department McCrary Mills
      Asheboro, North Carolina, United States
    • 1941
      assistant, superintendent North Carolina State Parks
    • 1945 - 1946
      graduate assistant, physical education University North Carolina
    • 1946 - 1968
      football coach
      Salisbury, Maryland, United States
    • 1975 - 1989
      governor American Samoa Pago Pago
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