Rudy Perpich

American politician (1928-1995)

Rudolph George Perpich Sr. (June 27, 1928 – September 21, 1995) was an American politician. He was the longest-serving governor of Minnesota, serving a total of just over 10 years. He was a member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party.

Rudy Perpich
34th & 36th Governor of Minnesota
In office
January 3, 1983 – January 7, 1991
LieutenantMarlene Johnson
Preceded byAl Quie
Succeeded byArne Carlson
In office
December 29, 1976 – January 4, 1979
LieutenantAlec G. Olson
Preceded byWendell R. Anderson
Succeeded byAl Quie
39th Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota
In office
January 4, 1971 – December 29, 1976
GovernorWendell R. Anderson
Preceded byJames B. Goetz
Succeeded byAlec G. Olson
Member of the Minnesota Senate
from the 63rd district
In office
January 8, 1963 – January 4, 1971
Preceded byElmer Peter Peterson
Succeeded byGeorge F. Perpich
Personal details
Rudolph George Prpić

(1928-06-27)June 27, 1928
Carson Lake, Minnesota, U.S.
DiedSeptember 21, 1995(1995-09-21) (aged 67)
Minnetonka, Minnesota, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic–Farmer–Labor
Spouse(s)Delores "Lola" Perpich
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Army
Years of service1946–1948

He was the 34th and 36th Governor of Minnesota from December 29, 1976 to January 4, 1979 and again from January 3, 1983 to January 7, 1991. He was also the state's only Roman Catholic governor and the only one to serve non-consecutive terms.[1]

Before entering politics, he was a dentist in Hibbing, Minnesota. He died of colon cancer.

References change

  1. "Rudy Perpich: Detailed chronological biography and reference site". Archived from the original on 2009-10-18. Retrieved 2009-10-25.