US Congressman. A native of Council Grove, Kansas, Rhodes was born on September 18, 1916. He attended Kansas State College and Harvard Law School in Boston, Massachusets. He served in the United States Army Air Force in World War II, before entering politics in 1952. Elected to represent Arizona's 1st District in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1953 to 1983. Also served as a Charman of the National Convention's Plat Committee in 1972, Delegate to the Republican National Convention from Arizona in 1964, and Chairman of the GOP National Convention from 1976 to 1980. Along with Senators Barry Goldwater and Hugh Scott, he visited President Richard Milhous Nixon at the White House on August 7, 1974, during the height of the Watergate Scandal, and urged him to resign from office, to avoid impeachment. Nixon resigned from office on August 9, 1974. Rhodes was the father of Arizona Congressman John Jacob Rhodes III.
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