RITCHIE, James Monroe, (1829 - 1918)


RITCHIE, James Monroe, (father of Byron Foster Ritchie), a Representative from Ohio; born in Dunfermline, Scotland, July 28, 1829; immigrated to the United States in 1832 with his parents, who settled in St. Lawrence County, N.Y.; his early schooling was limited and he received instruction at home from his father and mother; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1858 and commenced practice in Toledo, Ohio; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1880; elected as a Republican to the Forty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1881-March 3, 1883); was not a candidate for renomination in 1882; again resumed the practice of his profession in Toledo, Ohio, and died there August 17, 1918; interment in Grafton Cemetery, Grafton, Lorain County, Ohio.