HARVEY, Ralph, a Representative from Indiana; born on a farm near Mount Summit, Henry County, Ind., August 9, 1901; attended the public schools; graduated from Purdue University, Lafayette, Ind., 1923; agricultural instructor; farmer; county councilman, 1932-1942; member of the Indiana state house of representatives, 1942-1947; elected as a Republican to the Eightieth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Raymond S. Springer; reelected to the to the five succeeding Congresses (November 4, 1947-January 3, 1959); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Eighty-sixth Congress in 1958; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-seventh and to the two succeeding Congresses and served until his resignation on December 30, 1966 (January 3, 1961-December 30, 1966); unsuccessful candidate for renomination to the Ninetieth Congress in 1966; died on November 7, 1991, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
BibliographyHarvey, Ralph. Autobiography of a Hoosier Congressman. Greenfield, Indiana: Mitchell-Fleming, 1975.
Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present