Ralph Regula

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Ralph Regula
Ralph Regula congressional portrait.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 16th district
In office
January 3, 1973 – January 3, 2009
Preceded byFrank Bow
Succeeded byJohn Boccieri
Member of the Ohio Senate
from the 29th district
In office
January 3, 1967–January 3, 1973
Preceded byDistricts Created
Succeeded byRichard Reichel
Personal details
Ralph Straus Regula

(1924-12-03)December 3, 1924
Beach City, Ohio
DiedJuly 19, 2017(2017-07-19) (aged 92)
Bethlehem Township, Stark County, Ohio
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Mary Regula (b. 1926)
Alma materMount Union College, William McKinley School of Law
Military service
Branch/serviceUnited States Navy
Years of service1944–1946

Ralph Straus Regula (December 3, 1924 — July 19, 2017) was an American politician. He served as the United States Representative for Ohio's 16th congressional district from 1973 to 2009. He retired in January 2009 after 18 consecutive terms. He was a member of the Republican Party.

In the 110th Congress (2007–2009), he was the second longest serving Republican member of the House of Representatives (after Bill Young of Florida).

Regula died in Bethlehem Township, Stark County, Ohio on July 19, 2017 at the age of 92.[1]

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