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AACHM Oral History: David Rutledge

Sun, 11/08/2020 - 3:29pm

David Rutledge

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.

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Arthur Rhoades Gets A Haircut During Downtown Ann Arbor's Power Failure, September 1957

Arthur Rhoades Gets A Haircut During Downtown Ann Arbor's Power Failure, September 1957 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, September 10, 1957
Caption
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

John R. Meadows gets his last haircut at Duane Welch's barbershop located at 115 W. Huron St., June 20, 1961 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, June 21, 1961
Caption
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.

Abandoned Village Barber Shop, Wartime Village, May 1969

Abandoned Village Barber Shop, Wartime Village, May 1969 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, June 22, 1969
Caption
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

Dascola Barbers, May 1989

Dascola Barbers, May 1989 image
Published In
Ann Arbor News, May 6, 1989
Caption
The Dascola brothers from left, Ernie, Bob, Dom (seated), and David.