Rudolph (“Rudy”) Boschwitz
(1930 - )
Rudolph Eli (Rudy) Boschwitz was born in Berlin, Germany on November 7, 1930. He attended the public schools in New Rochelle, N.Y., and Pennington, N.J. before attendin Johns Hopkins University. He graduated from New York University in 1950, and New York University Law School in 1953. Boschwitz was admitted to the New York bar in 1954 and the Wisconsin bar in 1959. He commenced practice in New York City in 1956 and also served in the United States Army Signal Corps (1954-1955). Boschwitz also was founder and chairman of a plywood firm. He was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in November 1978 for the term commencing January 3, 1979, and subsequently appointed by the Governor, December 30, 1978, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Wendell B. Anderson for the term ending January 3, 1979. He was reelected in 1984 for the term ending January 3, 1991, but was defeated for reelection in 1990 and in a comeback effort in 1996. He now lives in Minneapolis.
Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Photo U.S. Senate Historical Office.