Currently alive, at 83 years of age.
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1935 – Born on the 15th of February in Galesburg, Illinois. American politician.
1957 – Graduated from West Point.
– Block served as a platoon leader in the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Benning, Georgia.
1977 – He became the Illinois State Secretary of Agriculture.
1981-1986 – Became the Secretary of Agriculture under Ronald Reagan.
– Block became the president of the National – American Wholesale Grocers’ Association based in Washington D.C.
– John Rusling Block has served as president of Food Distributors International.
1992 – He won the Horatio Alger Award.
2004 – Joined the Board of Directors of "Digital Angel" which is more of an Internet company.
– He is currently the Senior Policy Adviser at Olsson, Frank & Weeda, an FDA and USDA law firm.