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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;teacher, coach, Piedmont Junior High School, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1939-1940;with shipping department, McCrary Mills, Asheboro, North Carolina, 1940-1941;assistant superintendent, North Carolina State Parks, 1941;graduate assistant physical education, U. North Carolina, 1945-1946;football coach, baseball and basketball coach, athletic director, department chairman physical education, dean students Catawba College, Salisbury, North Carolina, 1946-1968;member, 91st-93d Congresses 8th District North Carolinagovernor American Samoa, Pago Pago, 1975-1989.

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

child:
Billie Jane Ruth Foil Ruth

child:
Earl Wiley Ruth

child:
Marian Ann Ruth Reber Ruth

child:
Jacqueline Dell Ruth Burleson Ruth