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Joseph Warren Ray
Birth: May 25, 1849
Nineveh (Greene County)
Greene County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Sep. 15, 1928
Waynesburg
Greene County
Pennsylvania, USA

US Congressman. A member of the Republican party, he served in the US House of Representatives from Pennsylvania for one term from March 1889 until March 1891. Born near Nineveh, Pennsylvania he attended local schools and in 1874 he graduated from Waynesburg College in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1876 and established a law practice in Waynesburg. In 1888 he was elected to Congress, served for one term, and was an unsuccessful candidate for re-nomination in 1890. Upon leaving Congress, he resumed his law practice in Waynesburg and served as a trustee of Waynesburg College from 1902 until his death. In 19195 he was elected president judge of the 13th judicial district of Pennsylvania and served until 1926. He declined to be a candidate for reelection, and again resumed the practice of law in Waynesburg where he died at the age of 79. (bio by: William Bjornstad) 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Henrietta Iams Ray (1850 - 1938)*
 
 Children:
  Child Ray (____ - 1879)*
  Mabel Ray (1880 - 1967)*
  Irene Ray Jenkins (1882 - 1965)*
  Lloyd Elmer Ray (1884 - 1958)*
  Frank Iams Ray (1885 - 1956)*
  Helen Belle Ray (1891 - 1956)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Green Mount Cemetery
Waynesburg
Greene County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
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Record added: Aug 18, 2003
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Joseph Warren Ray
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Joseph Warren Ray
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Joseph Warren Ray
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Thank you for your public service in the US House of Representatives. May you rest in peace.
- William Bjornstad
 Added: Oct. 29, 2014

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