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Frank Marion RAMEY

(1881-1942)

RAMEY, Frank Marion, a Representative from Illinois; born in Hillsboro, Montgomery County, Ill., September 23, 1881; attended the public schools and was graduated from Hillsboro High School in 1900; also attended Eastern Illinois Normal School at Charleston, Ill.; taught school in Hillsboro, Ill., 1902-1905; studied law; was admitted to the bar of Illinois in December 1907 and commenced practice in Hillsboro; served as city attorney of Hillsboro 1907-1911; State’s attorney of Montgomery County, Ill., 1920-1928; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-first Congress (March 4, 1929-March 3, 1931); was not a candidate for renomination in 1930; served as assistant district attorney 1931-1934; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1934 to the Seventy-fourth Congress, in 1936 to the Seventy-fifth Congress, and in 1938 to the Seventy-sixth Congress; resumed the practice of law; was appointed an examiner for the Illinois Commerce Commission in 1942 and served until his death; died in Hillsboro, Ill., March 27, 1942; interment in Oak Grove Cemetery.

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

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