Richard Lowell Roudebush
Sergeant, United States Army
Member of Congress
Administrator, Veterans Administration
receiving serious injuries in the Second World War, Richard L. Roudebush
served with distinction as a U.S. Congressman from Indiana. He also served
a tour as Commander-In-Chief of the Veterans of Foreign Wars organization.
The Richard L. Roudebush V.A. Medical Center, a part of the Indiana University
Medical Center, Indianapolis, has been named in his honor.
He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery,
Section 30, Grave 432.
Representative from Indiana; born on a farm
in Hamilton County, near Noblesville, Ind., January 18, 1918; attended
Hamilton County schools; graduated from Butler University, Indianapolis,
Ind., in 1941; served in the United States Army from November 18, 1941,
to August 12, 1944, as a demolition specialist for the Ordnance Department
in Middle Eastern, North African, and Italian Campaigns; farmer; partner
in livestock commission company; National Commander of Veterans of Foreign
Wars in 1957-1958; chairman of Indiana Veterans Commission, 1954-1960;
elected as a Republican to the Eighty-seventh and to the four succeeding
Congresses (January 3, 1961-January 3, 1971); was not a candidate in 1970
for reelection but was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the United
States Senate; administrator of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Administration,
1971-1977; died January 28, 1995.
Posted: 29 March 1999 Updated: 28 October 2000 Updated: 16 November 2000 Updated: 14 June 2003 Updated: 5 May 2004
Updated: 2 January 2006
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 22 April 2004