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2003: Theodore Rueter

Urban Politics & Policy Series

Dr. Theodore Rueter 
Executive Director of Noise Free America  

Ted Rueter is the Executive Director of Noise Free America and is a national expert on noise pollution in America. As Executive Director, Dr. Rueter has been active in the analysis of noise as an implement of environmental deterioration especially in urban areas and in advocating policies and ordinances that limit noise. Noise Free America has chapters in nineteen states and thirty cities, including Atlanta and Savannah, Georgia and Raleigh, North Carolina.

He delivered an address, ""Noise Pollution and Urban Deterioration," on April 14, 2003.

Dr. Rueter has a master's degree from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, both in Political Science. He has taught in Middlebury and Smith Colleges, Georgetown University, and at UCLA.

In addition to being an academician and author of eight books, including "The Politics of Race: African Americans and the Political System" and "The United States in the World Economy," Ted Rueter has years of experience in government and politics. He has worked for the mayor of Madison, Wisconsin, for a United States Congressman, for the Wisconsin and Minnesota state legislatures, and for several candidates for political office.