Block, John Rusling

Born: Feb 15, 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.

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