Ralph E. Church

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Ralph E. Church
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 13th district
In office
January 3, 1949 – March 21, 1950
Preceded byLeo E. Allen
Succeeded byMarguerite S. Church
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 10th district
In office
January 3, 1943 – January 3, 1949
Preceded byGeorge A. Paddock
Succeeded byRichard W. Hoffman
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 10th district
In office
January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1941
Preceded byJames Simpson, Jr.
Succeeded byGeorge A. Paddock
Personal details
Born(1883-05-05)May 5, 1883
Vermilion County, Illinois
DiedMarch 21, 1950(1950-03-21) (aged 66)
Washington D.C.
Resting placeSkokie, Illinois
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Marguerite S. Church
Alma materUniversity of Michigan
Northwestern University

Ralph Edwin Church (May 5, 1883 – March 21, 1950), a U.S. Congressman, was born in Vermilion County, Illinois. Church, a Republican, represented the 10th and 13th Congressional districts of Illinois in the U.S. Congress. Congressman Church was also a candidate for U.S. Senator in 1940. He was a member of the American Bar Association, Delta Chi, and Phi Kappa Psi at Northwestern University. He was married to Marguerite Church, who was elected to his Congressional seat upon his death. Marguerite Church went on to hold the seat for six congressional terms.

The Churches are buried in Memorial Park, Skokie, Illinois.

Ralph Church graduated from the University of Michigan in 1907 and from Northwestern University in 1909.

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United States Congress. "CHURCH, Ralph Edwin (id: C000390)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. "Memorial services held in the House of Representatives of the United States, together with remarks presented in eulogy of Ralph Edwin Church, late a representative from Illinois frontispiece 1950"

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
James Simpson, Jr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 10th congressional district

1935 – 1941
Succeeded by
George A. Paddock
Preceded by
George A. Paddock
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 10th congressional district

1943 – 1949
Succeeded by
Richard W. Hoffman
Preceded by
Leo E. Allen
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 13th congressional district

1949 – 1950
Succeeded by
Marguerite S. Church

Categoy:People from Vermilion County, Illinois