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Samuel Moffett RALSTON

(1857-1925)
Senate Years of Service:
1923-1925
Party:
Democrat

RALSTON, Samuel Moffett, a Senator from Indiana; born near New Cumberland, Tuscarawas County, Ohio, on December 1, 1857; attended the public schools; moved with his parents to Owen County, Ind., in 1865; taught school for several years; graduated from the Central Normal College, Danville, Ind., in 1884; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1886 and began practice in Lebanon, Ind.; presidential elector on the Democratic ticket in 1888 and in 1892; president of the Lebanon School Board 1908-1911; Governor of Indiana 1913-1917; resumed the practice of law in Indianapolis; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1923, until his death near Indianapolis, Ind., October 14, 1925; interment in Oak Hill Cemetery, Lebanon, Ind.

Bibliography

Dictionary of American Biography.

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

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