Earl was born near Midland City, Alabama; served in the U.S. Navy; graduated from Troy State University with a B.S. Degree in Business-English-Education; was founder, president, and majority stockholder of WPEX-FM in Pensacola (now WMEZ); owned and operated the Earl Hutto Advertising Agency; was elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 1972 and served three terms; and was elected to the U.S. Congress in 1978 and served eight terms until retirement on January 3, 1995.
Ron was born in Bristol County, Massachusetts; served in the U.S. Navy; graduated from the University of Connecticut with a B.S. degree in Business Administration and J.D. degree; served in the Connecticut state house of representatives from 1968 to 1972, where he held the position of assistant minority leader from 1970 to 1972; was elected to the U.S. Congress in 1972 and served three terms; was chosen as a delegate to the 1976 Republican National Convention; ran for Governor of Connecticut; served as President and CEO of the National Beer Wholesalers Association; served as Director of Government Affairs at the National Restaurant Association; and is currently President and Chief Executive Officer of the United States Capitol Historical Society.