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Hadrian Rhodes
Hadrho

Political office

60th Chancellor of Aloia

In office

10 January 1981 - 10 January 1993

Preceded by

Victoria Chisholm

Succeeded by

Georgia Bell Davis

Born

Hadrian Gustaf Rhodes
12 June 1926
Plymouth, Minnesota

Political party

Christian Democratic Union

Spouse

Maria Pierce

Children

4 sons, 2 daughters

Alma mater

Wellington College
Bethel University

Religion

Church of Aloia

Hadrian Rhodes (born 12 June 1926) is an Aloian businessman, clergyman, and former politician who served as Chancellor of Aloia from 1981-1993 and Governor of Minnesota from 1975-1981.

Rhodes is a member of the influential Rhodes family. The Rhodes family established and owns Rhodes Corporation, the largest private company in Aloia.

Rhodes had his start in the Aloian military, serving in the Aloian Army at the end of the Great War. Rhodes remained in the Army after the war ended, working to rebuild destroyed cities in Duresia. In 1950, Rhodes returned to Aloia to attend Wellington College, a highly elite school in St. Charles, Minnesota. Rhodes graduated from Wellington with a degree in business and continued to Bethel University. There he completed his business degree, while also taking seminary courses. Rhodes graduated from Bethel and was ordained by the Church of Aloia the same year.

Rhodes returned to his family in Minneapolis to join the family business, Rhodes Corporation. On weekends, he preached at a small church an hour and a half drive outside of Minneapolis. In 1965, Chancellor Kendrick Berkeley approached Rhodes to ask him about serving as the Aloian ambassador to Duresia. Rhodes turned him down the first time, but when Berkeley asked again, Rhodes said yes.

Rhodes was the Aloian ambassador to Duresia for 3 years. In 1968, Berkeley reassigned Rhodes to serve as ambassador to Arveyres, the most coveted ambassadorial job for an Aloian. In 1971, Rhodes resigned from his post to return to his family in Minnesota. As soon as he returned to Minnesota, leaders from the Christian Democratic Union recruited him to run for Governor of that state. Rhodes won the 1974 gubernatorial election and served as Governor for a term and a half. In 1980, he was recruited by the nationwide CDU to run for Chancellor to replace the retiring Victoria Chisholm. Rhodes won the election and was reelected twice, serving a total of 3 terms. He retired after the 1992 election.

Rhodes enjoys the highest approval rate of any Aloian head of government since Benjamin Hart.

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