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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, September 10, 1957
LIGHT PLIGHT: Arthur Rhoades, 3, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Eldean Rhoades of 3020 Hack Rd., Saline township, gets a haircut without benefit of the electric clippers during yesterday's four-hour power failure in downtown Ann Arbor. The barber, working without overhead lighting, is Ike Kozminski, owner of the Ideal Barber Shop at 209 E. Washington St.
John R. Meadows gets his last haircut at Duane Welch's barbershop located at 115 W. Huron St., June 20, 1961
Ann Arbor News, June 21, 1961
LONG PATRONAGE ENDS: John R. Meadows, senior vice-president of the Ann Arbor Bank, for 38 years a patron of the barbershop at 115 W. Huron St., got his last haircut there yesterday from barber Duane Welch. The shop closes July 1 to make way for the Ann Arbor Trust Company's expansion program. The late Frank Miller owned the shop between 1922 and 1953, when it was sold to Ray Knieper. Welch has operated it since 1958.
Ann Arbor News, February 23, 1967
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