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John Melcher

AKA John David Melcher

Born: 6-Sep-1924
Birthplace: Sioux City, IA
Died: 12-Apr-2018
Location of death: Missoula, MT
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Forsyth Cemetery, Forsyth, MT

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: US Senator from Montana, 1977-89

Military service: US Army (76th Infantry, 1943-45)

The first veterinarian elected to US Congress.

Father: Anthony Melcher
Mother: Nell Mentor
Brother: Patrick (d.)
Brother: Robert
Wife: Ruth Klein (m. 1945, d. 2015, three sons, three daughters)
Son: David Melcher (d. Reye's syndrome)
Daughter: Joan Melcher
Son: John Melcher
Daughter: Mary Melcher
Son: Robert Melcher
Daughter: Theresa Thompson

    High School: Oelrichs High School, Oelrichs, SD (1942)
    University: University of Minnesota (one year)
    University: Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University (1950)

    US Senator, Montana (3-Jan-1977 to 3-Jan-1989)
    US Congressman, Montana 2nd (24-Jun-1969 to 3-Jan-1977)
    Montana State Senate (1963-65)
    Montana State House of Representatives (1960-62)
    Mayor Forsyth, MT (1955-60)
    City Council Alderman, Forsyth, MT (1953)
    Friends for Harry Reid
    Gore 2000
    John Edwards for President
    Obama for America
    Combat Infantryman Badge
    Purple Heart
    Bronze Star

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