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Mox Grise Ruge, Attorney at Law (1907-1967)

Mox Grise Ruge was the eldest son of five children all of which were born in Valparaiso, Indiana to Dr. Marx Ruge of Valparaiso (1877-1944) and Nellie Grise Ruge of Mishawaka, Indiana (1882-1959). A brother, Harry William Ruge, was born in 1909 and married Victoria Sierman in 1943. A son, Robert, was born in 1952. The Harry Ruge family resides in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Major Robert Franklin Ruge was born in 1914 and died in 1944 in the service of the United States Marine Corps. He was a graduate of Annapolis Military Academy.

Pauline Ruge Giles was born in 1916, resides in Valparaiso and is engaged in the Real Estate business in Valparaiso. Pauline's son, Robert Eugene Giles, was born in 1951, is a graduate of Hanover College and is employed with Sears & Roebuck Company in Columbus, Ohio, where he resides.

John Wallace Ruge was born in 1918, graduated from Valparaiso University School of Law in 1943 and served as Porter County Clerk 16 years and as City Judge for two years. John is the father of Susan Lynn Ruge, born 1956 in Valparaiso, and John Robert Ruge, born 1957, also in Valparaiso.

Mox Grise Ruge, born December 7, 1907, practiced law in Chesterton, Indiana from 1932 to 1967. He served as Porter County Attorney from 1943 to 1967. He was President of the First State Bank of Porter, also President of the Chesterton Rural Loan and Savings Association. He was a member of the Porter County Bar Association, Valparaiso Country Club, and various other organizations. On May 19, 1936 Mox married Ann Fitzgerald, who was born February 10, 1916 in Valparaiso, Indiana. Ann is on the board of directors of the First State Bank of Porter and holds the office of Executive Vice President of the First State Bank of Porter. Ann is also a well known artist, and is author of "Thought For Today" which has been published in the Chesterton Tribune since 1960. Because of her career achievement Ann is in "Who's Who in Women of America." She has been an active member of Alpha Rho Chapter of Delta Theta Law Sorority since 1937 and is a member of St. Patrick Church in Chesterton.

Mox Grise Ruge and Ann Fitzgerald Ruge are the parents of 4 children, born in Chesterton, Indiana. Mark Fitzgerald Ruge was born October 10, 1937 and is employed with National Can Company in Gary, Indiana. He married Dawn Duncan of Valparaiso in 1957 and they reside at Burns Harbor, and are the parents of eight children -- Kimberly Ann born 1958, Pamela Rae born 1959, Gwen Arlene born 1960, Max Allan born 1962, Dawn Kathleen born 1964, Suzanne born 1965, Jacqueline born 1966, and Jason born 1976.

James David Ruge, second son of Mox and Ann Ruge, was born on May 17, 1940 and has been President of the First State Bank of Porter since 1971. He has been on the board of directors of the First State Bank of Porter since 1964. He is actively interested in horticulture and landscaped the Thomas Memorial Library of Porter, Indiana, in 1975.

Thomas Robert Ruge, third son of Mox and Ann Ruge, was born March 30, 1949 and in 1973 was married to Shawn Rosscup of North Dakota, born January 28, 1951. Thomas attended Culver Military Academy five summers. He is a graduate of Indiana University. He graduated from the School of Law of Valparaiso University in May of 1976. Thomas's wife, Shawn Ruge, is also a graduate of Indiana University and is a student at the Valparaiso University School of Law and will graduate in May 1977.

Kathleen Ann Ruge Scott, daughter of Mox and Ann Ruge, was born May 18, 1950, attended St. Mary's College of Notre Dame and in 1970 married Paul Charles Scott, born June 16, 1949 in Rochester, New York. Paul is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and of Syracuse University. Paul is presently employed with the Monroe Developmental Center of Rochester, New York. Kathleen and Paul Scott are the parents of one daughter, Meg Amanda, age 5 years. The Scott family resides in Fairport, New York.

Source: American Revolution Bicentennial Committee of Porter County. 1976. A Biographical History of Porter County, Indiana. Valparaiso, Indiana: American Revolution Bicentennial Committee of Porter County, Inc. 180 p.
Page(s) in Source: 152-153

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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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