Joseph F. Ryter

Joseph Francis Ryter ( born February 4, 1914 in Hartford, Connecticut; † February 5, 1978 in West Hartford, Connecticut ) was an American politician. Between 1945 and 1947 he represented the state of Connecticut in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Joseph Ryter attended the common schools and St. Thomas Seminary in Bloomfield. Then he studied until 1935 at Trinity College in Hartford. After a subsequent study of law and its made ​​in 1938 admitted to the bar he began in Hartford to work in his new profession. Between 1939 and 1941 he worked first as an administrative officer at the police court, and thereafter until 1943 at the Municipal Court of Hartford.

Ryter was a member of the Democratic Party. In 1940 he was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, was nominated to the President Franklin D. Roosevelt for a third term. In the congressional elections of 1944, which were held all across the state for the sixth deputy seat of Connecticut, he was in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of the Republican BJ Monkiewicz on January 3, 1945. Since losing to Antoni Sadlak already at the next elections in 1946, Ryter was able to complete up to January 3, 1947, only one term in Congress, which was determined by the events of World War II and the immediate postwar period.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives, Joseph Ryter withdrew from politics and resumed the lawyer. He died on February 5, 1978, one day after his 64th birthday, in West Hartford and was buried in Bloomfield.