Robert Ramspeck

Robert C. Word Ramspeck ( born September 5, 1890 in Decatur, Georgia, † September 10, 1972 in Castor, Louisiana ) was an American politician. Between 1929 and 1945 he represented the state of Georgia in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Robert Ramspeck attended the public schools of his home, including the Donald Fraser School. Between 1907 and 1911 he was an administrative assistant at the Superior Court of Georgia. In 1911, he worked in the mailroom of the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC, 1912, he was secretary of Congressman William S. Howard of Georgia. Between 1914 and 1919 served as Deputy U.S. Marshal Ramspeck for the northern part of the State of Georgia. Between 1919 and 1921 he worked in the insurance and real estate sector. After studying law at the Atlanta Law School and in 1920 made ​​his admission to the bar he began to work in the legal profession. Since 1922, Ramspeck also participated in the press business. From 1922 to 1929 he worked in various positions as a prosecutor.

Ramspeck was a member of the Democratic Party. In 1929, he was elected to the House of Representatives from Georgia. After the death of Congressman Leslie Jasper Steele, he was elected as his successor in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington at the due election for the fifth seat from Georgia. There he came into effect on October 2, 1929 at its new mandate. After eight elections he could remain until his resignation on December 31, 1945 in Congress. In the 1930s there the New Deal legislation of the Federal Government were adopted under President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Since 1941 the work of the Congress by the events of World War II was determined. From 1935 to 1945 Ramspeck chairman of the committee that dealt with the public service ( Committee on Civil Service ). He was also since 1942 democratic majority leaders in Congress.

After his retirement from the U.S. House of Representatives Ramspeck was vice president of aviation association. In the years 1951 and 1952 was presiding over the United States Civil Service Commission. After that, he was Vice President of the Eastern Air Lines. A post he held from 1953 to 1961. Thereafter he remained until 1966 this airline consultant. Robert Ramspeck died during a visit on 10 September 1972 in Castor (Louisiana ). Subsequently, he was buried in his hometown of Decatur.