Florence in Lauderdale County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
Ronnie Gene Flippo
City of Florence Walk of Honor
In his 14 years in the U.S. House of Representatives (1977-1991), Ronnie Flippo held such important posts as the chairmanship of the Space Science Subcommittee during the development of the space shuttle, Columbia.
Erected 2007 by City of Florence.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • Government & Politics • Science & Medicine.
Location. 34° 48.376′ N, 87° 37.883′ W. Marker is in Florence, Alabama, in Lauderdale County. Marker can be reached from Hightower Place south of Veterans Drive (Alabama Route 133), on the left when traveling south. Located in River Heritage Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Florence AL 35630, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James Thomas Rapier (a few steps from this marker); Lt. Col. R. Edward Yeilding (a few steps from this marker); Frank Perron Achorn (a few steps from this marker); Rear Adm. John Murray Hood (within shouting distance of this marker); Oscar Stanton DePriestCharles Caine Anderson (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Amit Roy (within shouting distance of this marker); William Christopher Handy (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florence.
Also see . . . Ronnie Flippo. Ronnie Flippo (Submitted on March 21, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.)
1. FLIPPO, Ronnie Gene
A Representative from Alabama; born in Florence, Lauderdale County, Ala., August 15, 1937; graduated from Coffee High School, Florence, Ala., 1955; attended the public schools of Florence; B.S., Florence State University (later known as University of North Alabama), 1965; M.A., University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Ala., 1966; CPA, partner, Flippo & Robbins, Florence, Ala., 1972-1976; member of the Alabama state house of representatives, 1971-1975; member of the Alabama state senate, 1975-1977; delegate to Democratic National Convention, 1984; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-fifth and to the six succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1977-January 3, 1991); was not a candidate for renomination to the One Hundred Second Congress in 1990 , but was an unsuccessful candidate for nomination for Governor of Alabama; is a resident of Florence, Ala.
— Submitted March 21, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.
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