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Ralph Abernethy GAMBLE

(1885-1959)

GAMBLE, Ralph Abernethy, (son of Robert Jackson Gamble and nephew of John Rankin Gamble), a Representative from New York; born in Yankton, S.Dak., May 6, 1885; attended the public schools of Yankton, S.Dak., and Washington, D.C.; was graduated from Tome Prep School, Port Deposit, Md., in 1905, from Princeton University, in 1909, from George Washington Law School, Washington, D.C., in 1911, and from Columbia University Law School, New York City, in 1912; was admitted to the bar in 1913 and commenced practice in New York City; counsel for the town of Mamaroneck, N.Y., 1918-1933, and for Larchmont, N.Y., 1926-1928; member of the State assembly 1931-1937; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-fifth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Charles D. Millard; reelected to the Seventy-sixth and to the eight succeeding Congresses and served from November 2, 1937, to January 3, 1957; chairman, Joint Committee on Housing (Eightieth Congress); was not a candidate for renomination in 1956; retired and resided in St. Michaels, Md., until his death there on March 4, 1959; interment in Hopewell Cemetery, Port Deposit, Md.

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

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