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Ralph Ashley HORR

(1884-1960)

HORR, Ralph Ashley, a Representative from Washington; born in Saybrook, McLean County, Ill., August 12, 1884; attended the public schools and the University of Illinois at Urbana; moved to the State of Washington in 1908 and settled in Seattle; was graduated from the law department of the University of Washington at Seattle in 1911; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Seattle; chief deputy county treasurer of King County in 1911 and 1912; served as chairman of the Republican county committee of King County; unsuccessful candidate for mayor of Seattle in 1918; served from August 31, 1918, as a lieutenant and battalion adjutant in the Twenty-sixth Infantry Regiment with overseas service and was discharged March 8, 1920; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-second Congress (March 4, 1931-March 3, 1933); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1932, for the nomination for United States Senator in 1934, for Governor of Washington in 1936, and for mayor of Seattle in 1948; practiced law until 1957; died in Seattle, Wash., January 26, 1960; remains were cremated and interred in Hillcrest Burial Park, Kent, Wash.

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

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