Edwin D. Ricketts

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Edwin Darlington Ricketts
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 11th district
In office
March 4, 1915 – March 3, 1917
Preceded byHoratio C. Claypool
Succeeded byHoratio C. Claypool
In office
March 4, 1919 – March 3, 1923
Preceded byHoratio C. Claypool
Succeeded byMell G. Underwood
Personal details
Born(1867-08-03)August 3, 1867
Maxville, Ohio
DiedJuly 3, 1937(1937-07-03) (aged 69)
Logan, Ohio
Resting placeOak Grove Cemetery, Logan
Political partyRepublican

Edwin Darlington Ricketts (August 3, 1867 – July 3, 1937) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Born near Maxville, Ohio, Ricketts attended the public schools. For twelve years, he was a teacher and superintendent of schools. He then studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1899 and commenced practice in Logan, Ohio.

Ricketts was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1915 – March 3, 1917). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1916 to the Sixty-fifth Congress.

Ricketts was elected to the Sixty-sixth and Sixty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1919 – March 3, 1923). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1922 to the Sixty-eighth Congress. He then resumed the practice of law and served as delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1928. Ricketts died in Logan, Ohio, on July 3, 1937 and was interred in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Sources[edit]

  • United States Congress. "Edwin D. Ricketts (id: R000236)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Horatio C. Claypool
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 11th congressional district

March 4, 1915 – March 3, 1917
Succeeded by
Horatio C. Claypool
Preceded by
Horatio C. Claypool
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 11th congressional district

March 4, 1919 – March 3, 1923
Succeeded by
Mell G. Underwood