FRENZEL: William ELDRIDGE, elected to US Congress from 3rd District in Minnesota, marries Ruth PURDY, BS from Skidmore
William was born 31 Jul 1928 in St. Paul, Minnesota, son of Paul and Paula Jeanette SCHLEGEL FRENZEL.
He received his BA and MBA from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, in 1951 and served in the US Navy Reserve 1951-1954.
On 9 Jun 1951, he married Ruth Helen PURDY in Nutley, New Jersey. She was born 6 Feb 1930 in Passaic, New Jersey, dtr of Clifford Melvin and Ruth CHAPMAN PURDY. She received her BS from Skidmore College in Sarasota Springs, New York in 1951.
William was elected in 1971 to the United States Congress from the 3rd District in Minnesota as a member of the Independent Republican Party. He ispresently the ranking minority member of the House Committee on Administrations (1986). They make their home in McLean, Virginia (1986) They had 3 children:
1. Deborah Anne born 2 Jan 1953 in Long Beach, California, received her BA from Sidmore College in 1975 and is employed in banking at Plymouth, Minnesota (1986)
2. Pamela Ruth born 4 July 1955 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, received her BA from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida in 1977 and was married to H. Dale LINDON, son of Harold LINDON (no mother) in Orlando, Florida. He is a manager of a hotel in Orlando and Pamela is an artist (1986) They had 1 son: William Harrison born 23 Jun 1985 in Orlando.
3. Melissa Lee born 19 Jun 1958 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She received her BA from Skidmore College in 1980. She is pursuing a career in financial services in Newton Center, Massachusetts. (1986)