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John RITTER

(1779-1851)

RITTER, John, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Exeter, Pa., February 6, 1779; received a limited schooling; apprenticed as a printer; member of the State constitutional convention in 1836; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1843-March 3, 1847); was not a candidate for renomination in 1846; editor and publisher of the Adler, a German newspaper, at Reading; died in Reading, Berks County, Pa., November 24, 1851; interment in the Charles Evans Cemetery.

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

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