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Ronnie Gene Flippo /ˈflɪp/ (born August 15, 1937) is a former United States Congressman from Alabama.

Ronnie Flippo
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama's 5th district
In office
January 3, 1977 – January 3, 1991
Preceded byRobert E. Jones, Jr.
Succeeded byBud Cramer
Member of the Alabama Senate
In office
November 6, 1974 – Abt. 1976 [1]
Preceded by[Data unknown/missing.]
Succeeded by[Data unknown/missing.]
Member of the Alabama House of Representatives
from the 1st district
In office
November 4, 1970 – November 6, 1974 [2]
Succeeded byLynn Greer
Personal details
Born
Ronnie Gene Flippo

(1937-08-15) August 15, 1937 (age 82) [3]
Florence, Alabama, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materUniversity of North Alabama
University of Alabama
ProfessionAccountant

LifeEdit

Flippo was born August 15, 1937 in Florence, Alabama to Claude Nathaniel Flippo and Esther McAfee. He attended the University of North Alabama and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. This was followed up by a master's degree in accounting from the University of Alabama. Flippo worked as a CPA after graduating from college, eventually starting his own accounting firm in 1971.

PoliticsEdit

In 1970, he successfully ran as a Democrat for a seat in the Alabama House of Representatives. After one term, he gave up his House seat to run for the Alabama Senate, again becoming a successful candidate.

In 1976, Flippo was elected to Congress. He served in the House until 1991, when he retired from his seat to run for Governor of Alabama. He was defeated in his bid for governor and began a private management consulting firm, R.G. Flippo & Associates.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Alabama Official and Statistical Register, 1975 (Chapter 4, Page 1)". digital.archives.alabama.gov. Retrieved September 13, 2019.
  2. ^ "Alabama Official and Statistical Register, 1971 (Chapter 4, Page 22)". digital.archives.alabama.gov. Retrieved September 13, 2019.
  3. ^ "1940 U.S. Census Ronnie Flippo". ancestry.com. Retrieved September 13, 2019.

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