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Harry Clay RANSLEY

(1863-1941)

RANSLEY, Harry Clay, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Philadelphia, Pa., February 5, 1863; attended the public and private schools; engaged in mercantile pursuits; served in the State house of representatives 1891-1894; member of the Select Council of Philadelphia for sixteen years and president for eight years; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1912; sheriff of Philadelphia County 1916-1920; chairman of the Republican city committee 1916-1919; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-sixth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of J. Hampton Moore; reelected to the Sixty-seventh and to the seven succeeding Congresses and served from November 2, 1920, to January 3, 1937; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1936 to the Seventy-fifth Congress; resumed his interest in mercantile pursuits until his death in Philadelphia, Pa., November 7, 1941; interment in West Laurel Hill Cemetery.

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

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