Edwin D. Ricketts

Edwin Darlington Ricketts (* August 3, 1867 in Maxville, Perry County, Ohio; † July 3, 1937 in Logan, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1915 and 1917, and again from 1919 to 1923, he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Edwin Ricketts attended the common schools and worked for twelve years in the teaching profession as a teacher and headmaster. After studying law and his 1899 was admitted to the bar, he began practicing in this profession in Logan. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Republican Party launched a political career. In the congressional elections of 1914 he was in the eleventh electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he succeeded the Democrat Horatio C. Claypool took on 4 March 1915 that he had beaten in the election.

Since he lost in 1916 against Claypool, he could prefer to take only one term in Congress until March 3, 1917. In the 1918 elections, he was re-elected in the eleventh district of his state in Congress, where he replaced in 1919 Claypool again on March 4. After a re-election, he could remain there until March 3, 1923. In the years 1919 and 1920, the 18th and the 19th Amendment to the Constitution were ratified. It was about the ban on the trade in alcoholic beverages or to the nationwide introduction of women's suffrage. In 1922, Edwin Ricketss was not re-elected.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives, he worked again as a lawyer. In June 1928 he was a delegate attended the Republican National Convention in Kansas City, was nominated on the Herbert Hoover as a presidential candidate. He died on July 3, 1937 in Logan, where he was also buried.