Ralph D. Cole

Ralph Dayton Cole ( born November 30, 1873 in Vanlue, Hancock County, Ohio, † October 15, 1932 in Warren, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1905 and 1911 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Ralph Cole was the younger brother of Congressman R. Clint Cole ( 1870-1957 ). He attended the common schools. In 1896 he graduated from Findlay College, also in Ohio. He then studied at Ohio Northern University in Ada. After studying law and its made ​​in 1900 admitted to the bar he began in Findlay to work in this profession. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Republican Party launched a political career. Between 1900 and 1904 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Ohio.

In the congressional elections of 1904 Cole was in the eighth election district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of William R. Warnock on March 4, 1905. After two re- election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1911 three legislative periods. In 1910, he was not nominated by his party for re-election. After his time in the U.S. House of Representatives, he practiced as a lawyer again. Between 1912 and 1913 he was a legal advisor to the Currency Unit in the U.S. Treasury. In the years 1916, 1924 and 1928, he participated as a delegate to the Republican National Conventions relevant.

During the First World War Cole served 1917-1919 in the U.S. Army. He was employed in France and took part in various military companies. He reached the rank of lieutenant colonel. In 1919 he was in Paris one of the founders of the veterans organization American Legion. He then continued his legal practice. He died on 15 October 1932 in Warren result of his injuries he had sustained in a car accident near Parkman.