RAY, Richard Belmont, (1927 - 1999)


RAY, Richard Belmont, a Representative from Georgia; born in Fort Valley, Crawford County, Ga., February 2, 1927; attended public schools of Crawford County; graduated from Crawford County High School, Roberta, Ga., 1944; served in the United States Navy, 1944-1946; farmer, 1946-1950; small businessman, 1950-1972; mayor, Perry, Ga., 1964-1970; president, Georgia Municipal Association, 1969; administrative assistant to United States Senator Sam Nunn, 1972-1982; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-eighth and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1983-January 3, 1993); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1992 to the One Hundred Third Congress; was a resident of Byron, Ga., and Alexandria, Va., until his death in Macon, Ga., on May 29, 1999.