Bolling, Richard

Bolling, Richard (Walker)

(1916–  ) U.S. representative; born in New York City. A graduate of Vanderbilt University, he worked in educational administration before joining the army (1941–46), fought in the Pacific, and served in Japan under General MacArthur. Awarded a Bronze Star, he was veterans' advisor to the University of Kansas before going to the U.S. House of Representatives (Dem., Mo.; 1949–83). He chaired the Select Committee on Committees and the Committee on Rules, retiring to Crumpton, Md.
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