Ralph Harvey

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Ralph Harvey

Ralph Harvey (August 9, 1901 – November 7, 1991) was an American politician who served six terms as a U.S. Representative from Indiana from 1947 to 1959, then again for three more terms from 1961 to 1966.

Biography

Born on a farm near Mount Summit, Indiana, Harvey attended the public schools. He graduated from Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana, 1923. Agricultural instructor. Farmer. County councilman from 1932 to 1942. He served as member of the Indiana House of Representatives from 1942 to 1947.

Congress

Harvey was elected as a Republican to the Eightieth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Raymond S. Springer. He was reelected to the five succeeding Congresses (November 4, 1947 – January 3, 1959). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Eighty-sixth Congress in 1958.

Harvey was elected as a Republican to the Eighty-seventh and to the two succeeding Congresses and served until his resignation on December 30, 1966 (January 3, 1961-December 30, 1966). Harvey voted in favor of the Civil Rights Acts of 1957 and 1964,[1][2] as well as the 24th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution,[3] but did not vote on the Voting Rights Act of 1965.[4] He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination to the Ninetieth Congress in 1966.

Death

He died on November 7, 1991, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

References

  1. ^ "HR 6127. CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1957". GovTrack.us.
  2. ^ "H.R. 7152. PASSAGE".
  3. ^ "S.J. RES. 29. CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT TO BAN THE USE OF POLL TAX AS A REQUIREMENT FOR VOTING IN FEDERAL ELECTIONS". GovTrack.us.
  4. ^ "TO PASS H.R. 6400, THE 1965 VOTING RIGHTS ACT".
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 10th congressional district

1947 – 1959
Succeeded by
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 10th congressional district

1961 – 1966
Succeeded by

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