RAMSEYER, Christian William, (1875 - 1943)


Photograph (detail), 1932, Collection of U.S.House of Representatives

RAMSEYER, Christian William, a Representative from Iowa; born near Collinsville, Butler County, Ohio, March 13, 1875; moved to Davis County, Iowa, in 1887 and settled near Pulaski; attended the public schools; was graduated from the Southern Iowa Normal School in 1897 and from Iowa State Teachers College, Cedar Falls, Iowa, in 1902; taught school for nine years; was principal and later superintendent of the Bloomfield High School; was graduated from the law department of the University of Iowa at Iowa City in 1906; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced the practice of law in Bloomfield, Iowa; prosecuting attorney of Davis County 1911-1915; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fourth and to the eight succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1915-March 3, 1933); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1932 to the Seventy-third Congress; served as commissioner for the United States Court of Claims, Washington, D.C., from 1933 until his death in Washington, D.C., on November 1, 1943; interment in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Bloomfield, Iowa.