Former U.S. Rep. Ralph Regula Passes Away At Age 92

Former U.S. Rep. Ralph Regula Passes Away At Age 92

  • 7/20/2017 3:09:16 PM
  • Larry Stine
  • Local News

NAVARRE, OH - Former U.S. Congressman Ralph Regula, of Navarre, Ohio, died Wednesday at the age of 92.

Regula compiled a distinguished 36-year congressional career in Ohio's 16th District.

The district Regula represented before his 2009 retirement included all of Stark and Wayne counties and parts of Ashland and Medina counties.

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio offered his condolences on Regula's passing, in part, saying, "“Without Ralph, there would be no Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Without Ralph and Mary, there would be no First Ladies Historic Site in Canton. Those are just two bookends on an incredible life dedicated to public service."

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said, "Ralph was the model of a dedicated public servant. Instead of being called a Congressman, he preferred the term ‘representative to Congress.’ And throughout his 36 years in the U.S. House, he represented the people of Stark County and Northeast Ohio incredibly well."

An alumnus of Mount Union College, he is survived by his wife, Mary, whom he met there, and they had three children and four grandchildren.

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