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Richard L. Roudebush

Marshall Space Flight Center Director Wernher von Braun and Representative Roudebush discuss Apollo models.

Richard Lowell Roudebush (January 18, 1918 - January 28, 1995) was a U.S. Representative from Indiana.

Born on a farm in Hamilton County, near Noblesville, Indiana, Roudebush attended Hamilton County schools. He graduated from Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana, in 1941. He served in the United States Army from November 18, 1941, to August 12, 1944, as a demolition specialist for the Ordnance Department in Middle Eastern, North African, and Italian Campaigns. He was a farmer and a partner in livestock commission company. He served as National Commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in 1957-1958. He served as chairman of the Indiana Veterans Commission from 1954 to 1960.

Representative Roudebush and other members of the House Committee on Science and Astronautics visit the Marshall Space Flight Center on March 9, 1962 to gather first-hand information of the nation's space exploration program.

Roudebush was elected as a Republican to the Eighty-seventh and to the four succeeding Congresses (January

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