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H. John Ruh

H. John Ruh, American city administrator. Named Outstanding Young Missourian, Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1986; recipient Distinguished Service award Oak Grove Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1986; Paul Harris fellow Rotary International, Evanston, Illinois, 1990, benefactor, 1988.


  • Ruh, H. John was born on April 25, 1955 in North Plainfield, New Jersey, United States. Son of Harry John and Evelyn Onieda (Boice) Ruh.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Missouri Valley College, 1976. Postgraduate, University Missouri, 1979.


    • Assistant planner Missouri Valley Regional Planning Commission, Marshall, 1977-1979. Associate field director Health Systems Agency, Moberly, Missouri, 1979-1980. Regional planner Missouri-Kansas Regional Council, St. Joseph, 1980-1982.

      City administrator City of Horton, Kansas, 1982-1985, City of Oak Grove, Missouri, since 1985. Vice president, board directors Mid-American Regional Council Insurance Trust, Kansas City, Missouri, since 1986, chairman, since 1991.


    Board directors Horton Industrial Development Corporation, 1982-1985, Kansas City Area Economic Development Council, 1987-1989. Member International City Management Association, Missouri City Management Association, Missouri Municipal League, Oak Grove Rotary (president 1988-1989, board directors 1985-1990), Oak Grove Chamber of Commerce (vice president 1987, board directors 1985-1987).



    Reading, hiking, walking, travel.


    • Married Norma Dee Wood, July 6, 1974. 1 child, Kristin.
    • father: Harry John Ruh
    • mother: Evelyn Onieda (Boice) Ruh
    • spouse: Norma Dee Wood
    • child: Kristin Ruh
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    Born April 25, 1955
    (age 62)
    • 1976
      Missouri Valley College
    • 1979
      University Missouri
    • 1977 - 1979
      Assistant, planner Missouri Valley Regional Planning Commission
      Marshall, Minnesota, United States
    • 1979 - 1980
      associate, field director Health Systems Agency
      Moberly, Missouri, United States
    • 1980 - 1982
      regional planner Missouri-Kansas Regional Council
    • 1982 - 1985
      city administrator, City of Horton
      Kansas, United States
    • 1985
      city administrator, City of Horton
      Missouri, United States