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Ralph Waldo Gwinn

Ralph Waldo Gwinn, American former congressman, lawyer, writer, farmer. Member Board of Education, Bronxville, New York, many years; Member 79th-85th Congresses, 27th New York District; Member International Association Daily Vacation Bible Schools (president), Century, Phi Kappa Psi. Republican; Member Reformed Church; Mason.

Background

  • Gwinn, Ralph Waldo was born on March 29, 1884 in Noblesville, Indiana, United States. Son of John Harvey and Eva (Harvey) Gwinn.

  • Education

    • DePauw University, 1901-1905. Bachelor of Laws, Columbia, 1908.

    Career

    • Entered private practice of law at New York City, 1908. Assistant counsel United States Shipping Board and special assistant secretary of war, 1918-1919. Director of Agricultural Missions Incorporated, International Council Religious Education, Christian Rural.

    Works

    • Contributor articles on religion, agriculture, business, etc. Co-author: 5th Avenue to Farm, 1938.

    Membership

    Member Board of Education, Bronxville, New York, many years. Member 79th-85th Congresses, 27th New York District. Member International Association Daily Vacation Bible Schools (president), Century, Phi Kappa Psi.

    Republican; Member Reformed Church.

    Connections

    • Married Essie O’Daniel, June 30, 1908 (died October 14, 1957).; married second, Mistress. Children: Robert, David, Gordon, Margaret (deceased), Eleanor.
    • father: John Harvey Gwinn
    • mother: Eva (Harvey) Gwinn
    • spouses: Essie O’Daniel
    • second
    • children: Robert Gwinn
    • David Gwinn
    • Gordon Gwinn
    • Margaret Gwinn (deceased)
    • Eleanor Gwinn
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    Died February 27, 1962
    (aged 77)
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