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Block, John Rusling

Born: 1935 AD
Currently alive, at 80 years of age.
Nationality: American
Categories: Administrators, Politician

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.