RAMSPECK, Robert C. Word, (1890 - 1972)


Photograph, 1937, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

RAMSPECK, Robert C. Word, a Representative from Georgia; born in Decatur, De Kalb County, Ga., September 5, 1890; attended the public schools and the Donald Fraser School at Decatur, Ga.; deputy clerk of the superior court of Georgia 1907-1911; chief clerk of the post office in the United States House of Representatives in 1911; secretary to Congressman William Schley Howard in 1912; deputy United States marshal for the northern district of Georgia 1914-1916; chief deputy United States marshal 1917-1919; engaged in the insurance and real estate business 1919-1921; was graduated from the Atlanta (Ga.) Law School in 1920; was admitted to the bar in 1920; engaged in the newspaper business in 1922; solicitor for the city court of Decatur, Ga., 1923-1927; city attorney of Decatur 1927-1929; member of the State house of representatives in 1929; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-first Congress, by special election, October 2, 1929, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Leslie J. Steele; reelected to the eight succeeding Congresses and served from October 2, 1929, until his resignation on December 31, 1945, to become executive vice president of the Air Transport Association; chairman, Committee on Civil Service (Seventy-fourth through Seventy-ninth Congresses); majority whip (Seventy-seventh through Seventy-ninth Congresses); chairman of the United States Civil Service Commission from March 7, 1951, until his resignation on December 31, 1952; vice president of Eastern Air Lines, Washington, D.C., January 1, 1953, to December 31, 1961; remained a consultant for Eastern Air Lines until his retirement in 1966; died while on a visit to Castor, La., September 10, 1972; interment in Decatur City Cemetery, Decatur, Ga.