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From: Official Congressional Directory. (1976). United States: U.S. Government Printing Office., page 8.

JOHN J. RHODES, Republican, of Mesa, Ariz.; born in Council Grove, Kans., on September 18, 1916, son of J. J. RHODES and Gladys THOMAS RHODES; educated in the public schools of Council Grove, Kans.; B.S. degree, Kansas State College, 1938; LL.B. degree, Harvard Law School, 1941; member of Kansas, Arizona, and D.C. bars; served 4 years and 9 months in Air Force, World War II; married Mary Elizabeth (Betty) HARVEY, May 24, 1942; four children: John J. RHODES 3d, born September 8, 1943; Thomas H. RHODES, born December 4, 1946; Elizabeth Campbell RHODES, born September 10, 1953; and James Scott RHODES, born May 21, 1957; former vice chairman Arizona Board of Public Welfare; member: F. & A.M., Scottish Rite 33°, B.P.O.E., L.O.M., Rotary, Mesa Junior Chamber of Commerce, Mesa Chamber of Commerce (past president), Mesa Post, American Legion (past senior vice commander), Beta Theta Pi, Blue Key, Scabbard and Blade, and Sons of the American Revolution; elected to the 83d Congress November 4, 1952; reelected to each succeeding Congress; former member: Committee on Education and Labor and Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, 83d through 85th Congresses; Committee on Appropriations, 86th through 93d Congresses; chairman, House Republican Policy Committee, 88th through 93d Congresses; member of Joint Study Committee on Budget Control, 93d Congress; elected Minority Leader December 6, 1973; reelected Minority Leader for 94th Congress.

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