Who’s Who of Humanitarians and Philanthropists

Ralph Eugene Spelbring, BA

Title: Chemist, Educator (Retired)
Company: Whitehall Laboratories
Location: Elkart, Indiana, United States


  • American Chemical Society (1969-present)
  • DePauw University
  • Economic Club of Michiana (1986-2016)
  • Elkhart Jaycees Inc. (lifetime member) (treasurer, 1979-1980) (vice president, 1981)
  • Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce (1979-1999)
  • Indiana State University (1971)
  • League of Women Voters of Elkhart County (1988-present)
  • Sigma Xi


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2022, 2021)
  • Inductee, Top Professionals of the Year, Marquis Who’s Who (2021, 2020)
  • Featured Member, Marquis Millennium Magazine, Marquis Who’s Who (2020)
  • Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2019)
  • Visited, Australia, February through March (summer season) (2019)
  • Council Candidate, Elkhart County Democrats (2018, 2012)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in the Midwest,” Marquis Who’s Who (1990-1991)
  • House candidate in several Indiana districts, Elkhart, Indiana, United States (1986-2016)
  • General Assembly Candidate, Indiana (1984, 1982)
  • Bowled in more than two dozen Indiana Counties, all four Lake Michigan states (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin), as well as Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Traveled all states except Alaska, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Vermont and Rhode Island

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