Byron F. Ritchie

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Byron Foster Ritchie
Byron Foster Ritchie.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 9th district
In office
March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1895
Preceded byJoseph H. Outhwaite
Succeeded byJames H. Southard
Personal details
Born(1853-01-29)January 29, 1853
Grafton, Ohio
DiedAugust 22, 1928(1928-08-22) (aged 75)
Toledo, Ohio
Resting placeWoodlawn Cemetery
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Kate I. Taylor

Byron Foster Ritchie (January 29, 1853 – August 22, 1928) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio, son of James Monroe Ritchie.

Born in Grafton, Ohio, Ritchie moved with his parents to Toledo, Ohio, in 1860. He graduated from the Toledo High School in 1870. He studied law with his father,[1] was admitted to the bar in 1874 and commenced practice in Toledo.

Ritchie was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-third Congress (March 4, 1893 – March 3, 1895). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1894 to the Fifty-fourth Congress. He resumed the practice of law in Toledo, Ohio.

Ritchie was elected judge of the court of common pleas of Lucas County, Ohio, in 1914. He was reelected in 1916 and again in 1922, and served until his death in Toledo, Ohio, August 22, 1928. He was interred in Woodlawn Cemetery (Toledo, Ohio).

Ritchie married Kate I. Taylor April 11, 1878. They had a daughter named Violet B.[1] Ritchie was a member of the Masons and B.P.O.E.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Neff, William B, ed. (1921). Bench and Bar of Northern Ohio History and Biography. Cleveland: The Historical Publishing Company. p. 620.


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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Joseph H. Outhwaite
United States Representative from Ohio's 9th congressional district
Succeeded by
James H. Southard