RAY, Joseph Warren, (1849 - 1928)


“The U.S. House of Representatives - Portraits of Congressmen” (detail), Once A Week newspaper, 1891, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

RAY, Joseph Warren, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born near Nineveh, Morris Township, Greene County, Pa., May 25, 1849; attended the common schools and was graduated from Waynesburg (Pa.) College in 1874; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1876 and commenced practice in Waynesburg, Greene County, Pa.; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-first Congress (March 4, 1889-March 3, 1891); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1890; resumed the practice of law in Waynesburg, Pa.; trustee of Waynesburg College from 1902 until his death; elected president judge of the thirteenth judicial district of Pennsylvania in 1915 and served until 1926; declined to be a candidate for reelection; again resumed the practice of law in Waynesburg, Pa., where he died September 15, 1928; interment in Greenmont Cemetery.