Gordon L. Ropp was born in Normal on April 5, 1933. He served as State Representative from 1979-1993 representing the 44th and later the 88th Representative Districts in Illinois and as Director of Agriculture for the State of Illinois from 1970- 1979.

This collection contains 19 boxes of material from State Representative Gordon L. Ropp’s time in the Illinois House of Representatives. Materials include bills, correspondence, scholarship awards and general files.