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GUIDED STATE FROM 1945-49 1945-49 1945-49 ii i ltK , in- in- t r , r - RALPH F. GATES Ex-Go Ex-Go Ex-Go v. Ralph Gates Dies STAR STATE REPORT Columbia City, Ind. Former Gov. Ralph Fesler Gates, Indiana's chief executive from 1945 until 1949, died Friday in Whitley County Hospital here. He was 85. Mr. Gates was admitted to the hospital hospital Thursday after suffering from failing health for several months. A successful attorney and a shrewd politician who had more than his share of political squabbles during his colorful career. Mr. Gates guided the state during the difficult post-World post-World post-World War II years when thousands of veterans were returning returning home seeking jobs, higher education and security. Mr. Gates was the state's 36th governor governor and the 15th Republican governor. A family spokesman said Mr. Gates had continued to practice law until about Half Page Of Pictures. Page 48 age 81 and in more recent years devoted much of his time with his family at his cottage on Crooked Lake. HE RECENTLY had attended the dedication dedication of a section of land at the lake called the Ralph Gates Nature Preserve. Also in recent years he had enjoyed gardening and taking friends and relatives relatives around the lake on his cruiser. In Columbia City He had attended meetings of boards of directors he served on until recent months when his health failed, the family spokesman said. A political craftsman. Mr. Gates was elected governor in 1944 after spending nearly three years as GOP state chairman chairman during which time he rebuilt the ravaged Republican Party in Indiana The party had been rocked with defeat after defeat for more than a decade HE W AS THE FIRST GOP governor elected in Indiana since 1928. defeating the late U S Sen Samuel D Jackson iD-Ind.) iD-Ind.) iD-Ind.) by about 50,000 votes. That was a banner Republican year in Indiana, with former U.S. Sens. Homer E Capehart and William E. Jenner also elected to their first terms in the Senate Jenner was elected to fill out the remaining remaining 50 days of a Senate term, and See GATES Page 20

Clipped from The Indianapolis Star29 Jul 1978, Sat[First Edition]Page 1

The Indianapolis Star (Indianapolis, Indiana)29 Jul 1978, Sat[First Edition]Page 1
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