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John Henry RAY

(1886-1975)

RAY, John Henry, a Representative from New York; born in Mankato, Blue Earth County, Minn., September 27, 1886; attended the public schools; was graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1908 and from Harvard Law School in 1911; was admitted to the Minnesota bar in 1912 and commenced practice in Minneapolis, Minn.; assistant trust officer of Wells Dickey Trust Co. in 1918 and 1919; served as a first lieutenant in Judge Advocate General’s Department 1918-1919; assistant to special representative of Secretary of War Newton D. Baker in 1919, concerned with United States war claims with Allies; member and vice president of State Teachers College Board 1921-1923; moved to Dongan Hills, N.Y., and became associated with the American Telephone & Telegraph Co., 1923-1951; resumed the practice of law in New York City; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-third and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1953-January 3, 1963); was not a candidate for reelection in 1962 to the Eighty-eighth Congress; resumed the practice of law; resided in Staten Island, N.Y., where he died May 21, 1975; remains were cremated and ashes placed in his home.

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

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