Block, John Rusling
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.
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