James M. Ritchie

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James Monroe Ritchie
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 6th district
In office
March 4, 1881 – March 3, 1883
Preceded byWilliam D. Hill
Succeeded byWilliam D. Hill
Personal details
Born(1829-07-28)July 28, 1829
Dunfermline, Scotland
DiedAugust 17, 1918(1918-08-17) (aged 89)
Toledo, Ohio
Resting placeGrafton Cemetery, Grafton, Ohio
Political partyRepublican

James Monroe Ritchie (July 28, 1829 – August 17, 1918) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio, father of Byron Foster Ritchie.

Born in Dunfermline, Scotland, Ritchie immigrated to the United States in 1832 with his parents, who settled in St. Lawrence County, New York. His early schooling was limited and he received instruction at home from his father and mother. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1858 and commenced practice in Toledo, Ohio. He served as delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1880.

Ritchie was elected as a Republican to the Forty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1881 – March 3, 1883). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1882.

He again resumed the practice of his profession in Toledo, Ohio, and died there August 17, 1918. He was interred in Grafton Cemetery, Grafton, Ohio.


  • United States Congress. "James M. Ritchie (id: R000274)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William D. Hill
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 6th congressional district

Succeeded by
William D. Hill