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Ralph Roscoe ELTSE

(1885-1971)

ELTSE, Ralph Roscoe, a Representative from California; born in Oskaloosa, Mahaska County, Iowa, September 13, 1885; attended the public schools; was graduated from Penn College; Oskaloosa, Iowa, in 1909 and from Haverford (Pa.) College in 1910; moved to Berkeley, Alameda County, Calif., in 1912; attended the law department of the University of California at Berkeley; was admitted to the bar in 1915 and commenced practice in Berkeley, Calif.; member of the Republican State committee 1932-1935; delegate to the Republican State conventions in 1932, 1934, and 1940; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-third Congress (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1935); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1934 to the Seventy-fourth Congress and for election in 1940 to the Seventy-seventh Congress; resumed the practice of law; resided in Berkeley, Calif., where he died March 18, 1971; entombment in Sunset Mausoleum.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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