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David Rutledge was born in 1945 in LaFayette, Alabama and grew up in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He traces his commitment to public service to his experience protesting a segregated lunch counter as a teenager. He attended Tennessee State University and the University of Michigan Law School. Mr. Rutledge has served as Superior Township Supervisor, Ypsilanti State Representative, and as a member of the Washtenaw County Parks Commission and Washtenaw Community College Board of Trustees. He dedicates this interview to his parents and his late wife, Gerri.
Ann Arbor News, May 6, 1959
Village 'Face Lifting': This aerial view of Willow Village shows the changing appearance of the World War II "Bomber City." Some of the more than 500 new private homes occupied in the Ypsilanti township portion are shown as well as part of the 106 new houses constructed in the Superior township section of the Village. Until Ypsilanti township took over operation of the Village, there were more than 2,500 row-type apartment units. Now there are less than 350 such units scattered across the Village. The scarred land remains after the "temporary" rental units are cleared away and until new housing is constructed. This view looks northeast, with Holmes Rd. in the upper right corner.
Ann Arbor News, June 22, 1969
Removal Of Old Buildings Is Goal One of the main goals in Superior Township's drive to redevelop the Willow Village area is to tear down these old buildings which were once part of the village's business district. The barber shop and restaurant pictured above are on land offered to the county for a District Court. The buildings are located just off Clark Rd. and east of Washtenaw Square
Ann Arbor News, August 24, 1956
TOWNSHIP LAKES: Frain's Lake, in the foreground, and its companion, Murray's Lake, provide fishing and swimming fun. Early histories of the township, describe how Dixboro residents cut blocks of ice from Frain's Lake during winter months. The blocks were taken to Ypsilanti and sold. To the lower left is US-12, the Ann Arbor-Plymouth road, which crosses the township. Prospect Rd. curves through the upper portion of the picture.