John Rusling Block

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John R. Block
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21st United States Secretary of Agriculture
In office
January 23, 1981 – February 14, 1986
PresidentRonald Reagan
Preceded byRobert Bergland
Succeeded byRichard E. Lyng
Personal details
Born (1935-02-15) February 15, 1935 (age 86)
Galesburg, Illinois, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Susan Rathje "Sue" Block
ChildrenHans Block
Cynthia Block
Christine Block
Alma materU.S. Military Academy

John Rusling Block (born February 15, 1935) is an American politician. He served as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, during the President Reagan's administration from 1981 through 1986. He later became a lobbyist.

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