|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Alabama's 5th district
January 3, 1977 - January 3, 1991
|Robert E. Jones, Jr.|
|Member of the Alabama Senate|
November 6, 1974 - Abt. 1976 
|Member of the Alabama House of Representatives|
from the 1st district
November 4, 1970 - November 6, 1974 
Ronnie Gene Flippo
August 15, 1937 
Florence, Alabama, U.S.
|Alma mater||University of North Alabama |
University of Alabama
Flippo was born August 15, 1937 in Florence, Alabama to Claude Nathaniel Flippo and Esther McAfee. He attended the University of North Alabama and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. This was followed up by a master's degree in accounting from the University of Alabama. Flippo worked as a CPA after graduating from college, eventually starting his own accounting firm in 1971.
In 1970, he successfully ran as a Democrat for a seat in the Alabama House of Representatives. After one term, he gave up his House seat to run for the Alabama Senate, again becoming a successful candidate.
In 1976, Flippo was elected to Congress. He served in the House until 1991, when he retired from his seat to run for Governor of Alabama. He was defeated in his bid for governor and began a private management consulting firm, R.G. Flippo & Associates.