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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.


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, Missouri, 1980-1982;city administrator, City of Horton, Kansas, 1982-1985;city administrator, City of Oak Grove, Missouri, since 1985. Vice president, board directors Mid-American Regional Council Insurance Trust, Kansas City, Missoury, 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).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: reading, hiking, walking, traveling.


Married Norma Dee Wood, July 6, 1974. 1 child, Kristin.

Harry John Ruh

Evelyn Onieda (Boice) Ruh

Norma Dee Wood

Kristin Ruh