John R. Ramsey

John Rathbone Ramsey ( born April 25, 1862 in Wyckoff, New Jersey, † April 10, 1933 in Hackensack, New Jersey ) was an American politician. Between 1917 and 1921 he represented the State of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives.


John Ramsey attended both public and private schools in Parkersburg (West Virginia), where he lived 1872-1879. After a subsequent law degree in 1883 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he started in Hackensack to work in this profession. Between 1895 and 1910 he was employed as a clerk in the administration in Bergen County. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Republican Party launched a political career. In 1908, Ramsey was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in Chicago, at the William Howard Taft was nominated as a presidential candidate. Since 1909, until his death, he led the company Hackensack Brick Co., which manufactured bricks. In addition, Ramsey was a director of several banks.

In the congressional elections of 1916, he was in the sixth constituency of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Archibald C. Hart on March 4, 1917. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1921 two legislative sessions. In this time of the First World War fell. 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 the nationwide introduction of women's suffrage.

1920 John Ramsey has not been nominated by his party for re-election. In the following years he devoted himself to further the management of his company in the brick building. He died on April 10, 1933 in Hackensack, where he was also buried.