Byron F. Ritchie

Byron Foster Ritchie ( born January 29, 1853 in Grafton, Ohio; † August 22, 1928 in Toledo, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1893 and 1895 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Byron Ritchie was the son of Congressman James M. Ritchie ( 1829-1918 ). In 1860 he moved with his parents to Toledo, where he graduated from high school in 1870. After a subsequent law degree in 1874 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he started working in Toledo in this profession. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career.

In the congressional elections of 1892 Ritchie was the ninth election district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Joseph H. Outhwaite on 4 March 1893. Since he has not been confirmed in 1894, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until January 3, 1895. After his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Ritchie practiced first again as a lawyer in Toledo. Since 1914 until his death he was appeal judges in the local Lucas County. He died on August 22, 1928 in Toledo, where he was also buried.