Earl B. Ruth

Earl Baker Ruth ( born February 7, 1916 in Spencer, Rowan County, North Carolina; † August 15, 1989 in Salisbury, North Carolina ) was an American politician of the Republican Party.

Life and career

Ruth studied at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he received his Bachelor of Arts in 1938 and his master's degree in 1942. His Ph.D. followed in 1955. From 1938 to 1940, Ruth worked as a teacher at Chapel Hill and Charlotte.

After he was even mayor pro tempore of the city from 1963 to 1968 Member of the City Council of Salisbury, and from 1967 to 1968, Ruth was elected for the Republican Party in the 91st Congress of the United States. After two failed elections in 1974 won his candidacy for election to the 94th Congress. Thus Ruth took from 3 January 1969 to January 3, 1975 the state of North Carolina in the House of Representatives of the United States.

1975 to 1976 he held the office of the Governor of American Samoa. He died August 15, 1989 in Salisbury, and was buried there in the National Cemetery.