Richard Rudman, seventy-six years of age, was born in New York City and raised in New Orleans. He attended Tulane University, followed by medical school at Louisiana State University. Rudman was in the military for four years, spending a year in Korea. He began radiology residency in 1970 for four years, and from 1976 to 2006 ran a general radiology practice at St Mary’s hospital in Centralia, Illinois.
Richard and his wife Carol have two children and four grandchildren. Since retiring in 2006, they have remained active in Santa Fe, both with The Symphony and the Food Depot.