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John Rathbone RAMSEY

(1862-1933)

RAMSEY, John Rathbone, a Representative from New Jersey; born in Wyckoff, Bergen County, N.J., April 25, 1862; attended the public schools and a private school in Parkersburg, W.Va., where he lived from 1872 to 1879; studied law in Hackensack, N.J.; was admitted to the bar in 1883 and commenced practice in Hackensack, N.J.; county clerk of Bergen County 1895-1910; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1908; president of the Hackensack Brick Co. 1909-1933; director of several banks; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fifth and Sixty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1917-March 3, 1921); was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1920; resumed the manufacture of brick; died in Hackensack, N.J., April 10, 1933; interment in Hackensack Cemetery.

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

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