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Howard R. Goodhew, Jr. - Bio

Howard R. Goodhew, Jr. is a native of Wisconsin who served as a Staff Sergeant in the US Army during World War II. Assigned to the Pacific Theater, he saw action on Okinawa and earned a Bronze Battle Star. He is a life member of the Disabled American Veterans. Actively involved in area Republican politics, he was the party candidate for Mayor of South Bend in 1983. The list of civic offices he has held and organizations he has served includes South Bend School Board, Chamber of Commerce, Crime Stoppers, TRIAD/SALT, St. Joseph County Parks Foundation, Civic Planning Associates, Better Business Bureau, and many more in addition to his involvement with environmental programs, his church and state organizations. He has been Chairman of the Board of The Ridge Company, Inc. for many years, starting with the company in 1939. Among his many awards, he was made a Sagamore of the Wabash in 1976 by then Governor Otis Bowen and in 1984 by Governor Robert Orr.
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