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Encyclopedia > Rudy Perpich
Rudolph George Perpich
Office: Governor of Minnesota
Political party: DFL
Term of office: December 1976–January 1979
January 1983– January 1991
Preceded by: Wendell Anderson
Al Quie
Succeeded by: Al Quie
Arne Carlson
Born: June 27, 1928
Kelly Lake, Minnesota
Died: September 21, 1995
Minnetonka, Minnesota
Spouse: Delores "Lola" Perpich

Rudy Perpich (June 27, 1928September 21, 1995) was an American dentist and politician. A member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, he served as the 34th and 36th governor of Minnesota from December 29, 1976 to January 4, 1979, and from January 3, 1983 to January 7, 1991. This was the longest tenure among the state's governors. He was also the state's only Roman Catholic governor and the only one to serve non-consecutive terms. Image File history File links Rudy_perpich. ... Official language(s) None Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 12th 225,365 km² 400 km 645 km 8. ... The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) is a political party in the US state of Minnesota. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1976 calendar). ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Wendell Anderson Wendell Richard Wendy Anderson (born February 1, 1933) was the 33rd Governor of Minnesota, from January 4, 1971 to December 29, 1976. ... Al Quie Albert Harold Quie (born September 18, 1923) is an American politician. ... Al Quie Albert Harold Quie (born September 18, 1923) is an American politician. ... Arne Helge Carlson (born September 24, 1934) is an American politician active in the state of Minnesota. ... June 27 is the 178th day of the year (179th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 187 days remaining. ... 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... September 21 is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years). ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Minnetonka is a city located in Hennepin County, Minnesota. ... June 27 is the 178th day of the year (179th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 187 days remaining. ... 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... September 21 is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years). ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Radiographs (X-rays) can reveal if a person has cavities, bone disease or other abnormalities Dentistry is the art and science of prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of conditions, diseases, and disorders of the oral cavity, the maxillofacial region, and its associated structures as it relates to human beings. ... Politics, sometimes defined as the art and science of government[1], is a process by which collective decisions are made within groups. ... The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) is a political party in the US state of Minnesota. ... Tim Pawlenty, the 39th and current Governor of Minnesota. ... Official language(s) None Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 12th 225,365 km² 400 km 645 km 8. ... December 29 is the 363rd day of the year (364th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 2 days remaining. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1976 calendar). ... January 4 is the 4th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... January 3 is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... January 7 is the seventh day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ...

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Early life and education

Rudolph George Prpić was born in Carson Lake, Minnesota, which is now part of Hibbing, Minnesota. His father, Anton Prpić, was a miner who had immigrated from Croatia to the Mesabi Iron Range of Minnesota, and his mother was an American of Croatian descent. Perpich did not learn to speak English until at least first grade of elementary school. In 1946, he graduated from Hibbing High School (where he was inaugurated as governor in 1983) and went on to serve in the United States Army for two years. After Army service, Perpich attended Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and graduated from the Marquette University Dental School in 1954. He returned to Hibbing to practice dentistry. Hibbing is a city located in St. ... The Mesabi Range, also known as the Mesabi Iron Range, is a vast deposit of iron ore in northern Minnesota, and the chief deposit of iron ore in the United States. ... Official language(s) None Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 12th 225,365 km² 400 km 645 km 8. ... Croats (Croatian: Hrvati) are a south Slavic people mostly living in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and nearby countries. ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Marquette University is a private, coeducational, Jesuit, Roman Catholic university in the United States. ... Nickname: The City of Festivals, The Brew City, The Cream City, The Nations Watering Hole Official website: http://www. ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Radiographs (X-rays) can reveal if a person has cavities, bone disease or other abnormalities Dentistry is the art and science of prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of conditions, diseases, and disorders of the oral cavity, the maxillofacial region, and its associated structures as it relates to human beings. ...


Entry into politics

He first entered into politics by serving on the Hibbing school board in 1955 and 1956, which instituted a policy to provide equal pay to both male and female workers. Six years later in 1962, Perpich was elected to the Minnesota Senate. He was re-elected in 1966. In 1970, he was elected the 39th lieutenant governor. In 1974, he was re-elected, this time on a ticket with Gov. Wendell Anderson. (Prior to 1974, the governor and lieutenant governor were elected separately.) Perpich became governor when Anderson resigned in 1976 to take the United States Senate seat vacated by Walter Mondale, who had been elected US vice president. This article or section should be merged with board of education A school board (or school committee) is an elected council that helps determine educational policy in a small regional area, such as a city, state, or province. ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The shield and spear of the Roman God Mars are often used to represent the male sex In heterogamous species, male is the sex of an organism, or of a part of an organism, which typically produces smaller, mobile gametes (spermatozoa) that are able to fertilise female gametes (ova). ... The mirror of the Roman Goddess Venus is often used to represent the female sex. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... The Minnesota Senate is the upper house in the Minnesota Legislature. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... A Lieutenant Governor is a government official who is the subordinate or deputy of a Governor or Governor-General. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1974 calendar). ... Wendell Anderson Wendell Richard Wendy Anderson (born February 1, 1933) was the 33rd Governor of Minnesota, from January 4, 1971 to December 29, 1976. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1976 calendar). ... Seal of the Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ... Walter Frederick Fritz Mondale (born January 5, 1928) is an American politician and member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party. ... The Vice President of the United States is the second-highest executive official of the United States government. ...


Later career

Nearly the entire DFL ticket was defeated in 1978, including Perpich and the candidates for both US Senate seats. Anderson's arranging for his own appointment to the Senate and Perpich's role in it were factors in their defeats. Perpich worked at Control Data Corporation in New York and Austria until winning back the governor's office in the 1982 election cycle by challenging the DFL Party's endorsed candidate, Warren Spannaus, and then winning the primary election. Perpich was re-elected in 1986, but lost the gubernatorial general election to Arne Carlson in 1990 in a bizarre election that had Carlson replace the Independent-Republican Party's candidate Jon Grunseth (who had beaten him in the primary election) just two weeks before the election after the candidate was forced to withdraw in a sex scandal. The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) is a political party in the US state of Minnesota. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... Seal of the Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ... Control Data Corporation, or CDC, was one of the pioneering supercomputer firms. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 27th 141,205 km² 455 km 530 km 13. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A general election is an election in which all members of a given political body are up for election. ... Always a fan of the University of Minnesota, Gov. ... This article is about the year. ... The Republican Party of Minnesota, as its name implies, is the Minnesota branch of the United States Republican Party. ... The examples and perspective in this article do not represent a worldwide view. ...


Perpich was known for eccentric behavior, such as stopping speeders on the freeway and returning to the ghost town where he was born to commune with his ancestors. At one point in his gubernatorial term, he donated his $25,000 pay raise to help promote bocce-ball. A set of Bocce balls Bocce is a precision sport closely related to bowls and pétanque with a common ancestry from ancient games played in the Roman Empire. ...


His legacy of projects in Minnesota include the Minnesota World Trade Center in St. Paul, the Perpich Center for Arts Education and the Center for Victims of Torture, both in Golden Valley, and the Mall of America in Bloomington. Additionally, Perpich worked to promote Minnesota on the international stage by traveling to 17 countries in 1984, and bringing the foreign leaders Mikhail Gorbachev of the Soviet Union and Dr. Franjo Tuđman of Croatia to the state in 1990. State capitol building in Saint Paul Saint Paul is the capital and second-largest city of the state of Minnesota in the United States of America. ... The Perpich Center for Arts Education (PCAE) is an agency of the State of Minnesota that is dedicated to improving K-12 arts education for all Minnesota students and educators through innovative programs and partnerships centered in the arts. ... Golden Valley is a city located in Hennepin County, Minnesota. ... Mall of America (also MOA, MoA, or the Megamall) is a shopping mall located in the Twin Cities suburb of Bloomington, Minnesota. ... Bloomington is a city located in Hennepin County, Minnesota, a suburb south of Minneapolis. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... (Russian: , IPA: , commonly anglicized as Gorbachev; born March 2, 1931) was leader of the Soviet Union from 1985 until 1991. ... Franjo Tuđman (May 14, 1922 - December 10, 1999) was the first president of Croatia in the 1990s. ... This article is about the year. ...


Post-political life

After leaving office in 1991 he went to Zagreb, Croatia, to assist in the post-communist government. He moved to Paris, France for a business consulting position in 1992, but returned to Minnesota in 1993. After a battle with colon cancer, Perpich died in the Minneapolis, Minnesota suburb of Minnetonka, Minnesota at the age of 67. He is buried at Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis. 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Zagreb at night, from Sljeme Zagreb cathedral St. ... This article is about communism as a form of society and as a political movement. ... The Eiffel Tower has become the symbol of Paris throughout the world. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Diagram of the stomach, colon, and rectum Colorectal cancer includes cancerous growths in the colon, rectum and appendix. ... Nickname: City of Lakes Motto: En Avant Official website: http://www. ... Minnetonka is a city located in Hennepin County, Minnesota. ... Lakewood Cemetary is a large private, non-sectarian cemetery located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. ...


References

  • In Memoriam Gov. Rudy Perpich (1928-1995), accessed January 27, 2004.
Preceded by:
James B. Goetz
Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota
1971 – 1976
Succeeded by:
Alec G. Olson
Preceded by:
Wendell Anderson
Governor of Minnesota
19761979
Succeeded by:
Al Quie
Preceded by:
Al Quie
Governor of Minnesota
19831991
Succeeded by:
Arne Carlson


Lieutenant Governors of Minnesota 1858-1860 William Holcombe Dem 1860-1863 Ignatius Donnelly Dem 1863-1864 Henry Adoniram Swift Rep 1864-1866 Charles D. Sherwood Rep 1866-1870 Thomas H. Armstrong Rep 1870-1874 William H. Yale Rep 1874-1876 Alphonso Barto Rep 1876-1880 James B. Wakefield Rep 1880... Alec Gehard Olson, (September 11, 1930) a former member of the US House of Representatives from Minnesota. ... Wendell Anderson Wendell Richard Wendy Anderson (born February 1, 1933) was the 33rd Governor of Minnesota, from January 4, 1971 to December 29, 1976. ... This is a list of Governors for Minnesota: Territorial Governors State Governors See also Governor of Minnesota Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota List of Lieutenant Governors of Minnesota References The Governors Office and History, accessed February 12, 2004. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1976 calendar). ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... Al Quie Albert Harold Quie (born September 18, 1923) is an American politician. ... Al Quie Albert Harold Quie (born September 18, 1923) is an American politician. ... This is a list of Governors for Minnesota: Territorial Governors State Governors See also Governor of Minnesota Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota List of Lieutenant Governors of Minnesota References The Governors Office and History, accessed February 12, 2004. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Arne Helge Carlson (born September 24, 1934) is an American politician active in the state of Minnesota. ...

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