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 by Frank Bow
Succeeded by John Boccieri
Member of the Ohio Senate
from the 29th district
In office
January 3, 1967–January 3, 1973
Preceded by Districts Created
Succeeded by Richard Reichel
Personal details
Born Ralph Straus Regula
(1924-12-03)December 3, 1924
Beach City, Ohio
Died July 19, 2017(2017-07-19) (aged 92)
Bethlehem Township, Stark County, Ohio
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Mary Regula (b. 1926)
Alma mater Mount Union College, William McKinley School of Law
Occupation Attorney
Military service
Service/branch United States Navy
Years of service 1944–1946

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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