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Ralph Waldo GWINN

(1884-1962)

GWINN, Ralph Waldo, a Representative from New York; born in Noblesville, Hamilton County, Ind., March 29, 1884; attended the public schools and the preparatory school of Taylor University, Upland, Ind.; was graduated from DePauw University, Greencastle, Ind., in 1905 and from the law school of Columbia University, New York City, in 1908; was admitted to the bar in 1908 and commenced practice in New York City; during the First World War served as special counsel for the War Shipping Board and as a special representative of the Secretary of War in the European Theater; engaged in agricultural pursuits at Pawling, N.Y., in 1928; member and president of the board of education, Bronxville, N.Y., 1920-1930; trustee of DePauw University, 1923-1962 and of Asheville (N.C.) School for Boys, 1930-1962; author of numerous articles on agriculture and religious education; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-ninth and to the six succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1945-January 3, 1959); was not a candidate for renomination in 1958; retired to his farm, Ravenwood, Pawling, N.Y.; died in Delray Beach, Fla., February 27, 1962; interment in Pawling Cemetery, Pawling, N.Y.

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

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