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Richard G. Shoup

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Richard Gardner "Dick" Shoup November 29, 1923 – November 25, 1995 was a US Representative from Montana, great-grandson of George Laird Shoup


  • 1 Education
  • 2 Military
  • 3 Early career
  • 4 Political career
  • 5 Other activities
  • 6 References


Born in Salmon, Idaho, Shoup attended the Salmon public schools He received his BS from the University of Montana in Missoula, Montana in 1950


He served in the United States Army, European Theater, Field Artillery from 1943 to 1946 He served in the Korean War from 1951 to 1952

Early careeredit

He was owner-operator of a laundry and dry cleaning business from 1954 to 1967 He was employed in the agriculture service department of Montana Flour Mills from 1953 to 1954

Political careeredit

Shoup was elected alderman on the Missoula City Council from 1963 to 1967, serving as president from 1965 to 1967 He served as mayor of Missoula, Montana from 1967 to 1970 He served as member of the Governor's Montana Crime Commission from 1969 to 1970, and on the Montana League of Cities and Towns from 1967 to 1970

Shoup was elected as a Republican to the Ninety-second and Ninety-third Congresses January 3, 1971 – January 3, 1975

He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1974 to the Ninety-fourth Congress

His chief concerns as a US Representative were the Conquest of Cancer Act, soldiers missing in action from the Vietnam War, energy development, and proper labeling of beef products2

Other activitiesedit

He served as director of the Union Pacific Railroad from 1975 to 1984

He died November 25, 1995


  1. ^ Richard Shoup Papers, 1968-1974
  2. ^ Guide to the Richard G Shoup Papers at the University of Montana
  • United States Congress "Richard G Shoup id: S000383" Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 
US House of Representatives
Preceded by
Arnold Olsen
Member of the US House of Representatives
from Montana's 1st congressional district

Succeeded by
Max Baucus

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguidecongressgov

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