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Congressman Ronnie G. Flippo Collection, 1977-1983 | UNA Archives and Special Collections

Name: Congressman Ronnie G. Flippo Collection, 1977-1983

Historical Note: By the early 1970, his interest in politics began. He successfully ran and was elected to the Alabama House of Representative and served two terms. In 1975, he won a seat in the Alabama Senate. In 1976, Flippo won Alabama's Fifth district seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. He was elected to the House Way and Means Committee in 1983, becoming the first Alabamian to serve on this panel in over 70 years. He served as chairman of the Committee on Science and Technology Space Science Subcommittee during the development of the Space Shuttle Columbia. He also chaired the Tennessee Valley Authority Congressional Caucus and was a strong advocate for the TVA's reorganization and modernization. He retired from Congress in 1991 and opened a private management and lobbying firm in Florence.

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