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Ralph Henry Cameron

  • Birth 21 Oct 1863 Southport, Lincoln County, Maine, USA
  • Death 12 Feb 1953 Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
  • Burial Grand Canyon, Coconino County, Arizona, USA
  • Memorial ID 6975420

U.S. Congressman, U.S. Senator. Moving to Arizona, in 1883, he was a businessman, prospector and politician, who served as a Territorial delegate and Arizona’s first representative in the US Senate. He was the builder of the Bright Angel trail into the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River in Arizona, was Sheriff of Coconino County, (1891, 1894-98), and a member of the board of supervisors of Coconino County, (1905-07). In 1909, he was elected as a Republican Delegate to the Sixty-first and Sixty-second Congresses, serving until 1912. When Arizona was admitted as a State into the Union, he was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate, serving (1921-27). An unsuccessful candidate for reelection, he pursued in gold mining in California and Arizona, until his death from a heart attack at age 89 while on a business trip to the East coast.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: David Conway
  • Added: 1 Dec 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6975420
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ralph Henry Cameron (21 Oct 1863–12 Feb 1953), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6975420, citing Grand Canyon Pioneer Cemetery, Grand Canyon, Coconino County, Arizona, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .