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Joseph Francis RYTER

(1914-1978)

RYTER, Joseph Francis, a Representative from Connecticut; born in Hartford, Conn., February 4, 1914; attended the parochial schools and St. Thomas Seminary, Bloomfield, Conn.; was graduated from Trinity College, Hartford, Conn., in 1935 and from Hartford (Conn.) College of Law in 1938; was admitted to the bar in 1938 and commenced practice in Hartford, Conn.; assistant clerk of Hartford Police Court 1939-1941, and of Hartford City Court 1941-1943; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1940; president of Pulaski Federation of Democratic Clubs of Connecticut 1939-1942; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-ninth Congress (January 3, 1945-January 3, 1947); was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1946 to the Eightieth Congress; resumed the practice of his profession; resided in West Hartford, Conn., where he died February 5, 1978; interment in Mount Saint Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield, Conn.

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

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