KLEPPE, Thomas Savig, 1919-

KLEPPE, Thomas Savig, a Representative from North Dakota; born in Kintyre, Emmons County, N.Dak., July 1, 1919; graduated from Valley City High School; attended Valley City Teachers College; United States Army, warrant officer, 1942-1946; elected mayor of Bismarck in 1950 and 1954; served on subcommittee of Federal Intergovernmental Relations Committee on Local Government (ex-Hoover Commission); president and treasurer of Gold Seal Co.; vice president, J.M. Dain & Co., Minneapolis investment banking firm; Republican nominee for United States Senate in 1964; delegate, North Dakota Republican convention, 1966; former treasurer of the Republican Party of North Dakota; elected as a Republican to the Ninetieth and to the Ninety-first Congresses (January 3, 1967-January 3, 1971); was not a candidate in 1970 for reelection but was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate; Administrator of the Small Business Administration, 1971-1975; Secretary of the Interior, 1975-1977; is a resident of Bethesda, Md.