Ralph Eugene Spelbring, BA

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Ralph Eugene Spelbring, BA

Chemist (Retired)| Whitehall Laboratories

Mr. Spelbring is a chemist and educator who enjoyed more than 30 years of success before his retirement from the field in 2009. He graduated from DePauw University in 1967 with a Bachelor of Arts in chemistry and taught science and chemistry at the high school level throughout Indiana until 1972, when he became a chemist for Whitehall Laboratories. Mr. Spelbring remained with Whitehall Laboratories until 1991 and worked as a chemist for Apex Pharmaceutical between 1993 and 1995, concentrating his work on materials analysis and quality assurance for a variety of consumer products. In 1997, he returned to the classroom as a substitute teacher for schools throughout Indiana and Michigan, and since 2011, he has been a commercial driver and the co-owner of Scenic Hill Farm, a family venture. Mr. Spelbring was a United States House of Representatives candidate serving several Indiana districts for over two decades, and a two-time candidate for both the Elkhart County Council and the Indiana General Assembly and considers his work in politics to be the highlight of his career. As a lifetime member of the Elkhart Jaycees and the American Chemical Society, Mr. Spelbring remains active in both his field and his community.

Marquis Homepage

Mr. Spelbring’s honors and accomplishments are showcased on his Marquis homepage.

Marquis Millennium Magazine

Mr. Spelbring discusses his career and inspirations in the 8th Edition of Marquis Millennium Magazine.

Humanitarian Award

Mr. Spelbring was honored with the Marquis Who’s Who Humanitarian Award in recognition of his work as a chemist and educator.

Marquis Newsletters

Mr. Spelbring gives updates on his career in a Marquis Who’s Who Newsletter.

Marquis Milestones Timeline

A Marquis Milestones Timeline showcases Mr. Spelbring’s professional highlights. 

Top Professionals

In honor of his work as a chemist, Mr. Spelbring was featured as a Marquis Top Scientist.

Wall Street Journal

Mr. Spelbring was featured among a group of distinguished Marquis listees in the Wall Street Journal.



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