Senate 1971-72 (District 63); Senate 1973-80 (District 5)
Party when first elected: Nonpartisan Election-Liberal Caucus
Date of Birth:
Carson Lake, Minnesota
Date of Death:
Reported Minority: None Reported
City of Residence (when first elected):
Occupation (when first elected):
Hibbing High School; Secondary; Graduate, 1951
University of Minnesota, Duluth; B.A.; 1955
University of Minnesota; D.D.S.; 1961
OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE
United States Navy;
1955 to 1957
Ella Johnson (when first elected, no longer listed in 1975); Single; Connie Motherway (married in 1980)
Two children: Gregory and Betty Lynn
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
Anthony J. Perpich
Rudolph George Perpich, Sr.
Special Legislative Concerns: health, welfare and corrections.
"Among George's legislative priorities were increasing services to those in state mental and penal institutions and in the transition for their return to their communities; state support for home health care for the elderly; a sliding scale for child care to make it easier for low- and moderate-income mothers to work; and state aid to subsidize adoptions for hard-to-place handicapped children." (Hibbing Daily Tribune Obituary, October 7, 2018)
He was a member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party.
He challenged Jim Oberstar in a district convention for the 8th U.S. District seat in the 1980 election, but withdrew from the race in June before the September primaries. (Duluth News Tribune Obituary, October 5, 2018 and Star Tribune, June 4, 1980)