Career of Congressman John J. Rhodes Jr.
Arizona Congressman John J. Rhodes Jr., who served as House Minority Leader from 1973 to 1981. The first Republican ever elected to… read more
Arizona Congressman John J. Rhodes Jr., who served as House Minority Leader from 1973 to 1981. The first Republican ever elected to represent Arizona in the U.S. House of Representatives. He was present at the August 7, 1974 meeting with President Richard Nixon at which he, Barry Goldwater, and Senator Hugh Scott informed Nixon that he no longer had enough support in the House to prevent his impeachment - The President announced his resignation the next day. Hear his son Tom Rhodes share the story and talk about the impact his father made in politics.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2013 LCV Cities Tour” in Mesa, Arizona, on March 4-7 to feature the history and literary life of the community.*Working with the Cox Communications local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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