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James Willard Ragsdale

James Willard Ragsdale, American congressman. Member law firm of Ragsdale & Whitney, Florence, South Carolina.; member South Carolina. House of Representatives and State Senate; member 63d to 65th Congresses (1913-1919), 6th South Carolina. District.

Background

  • Ragsdale, James Willard was born on December 14, 1872 in Timmonsville, South Carolina, United States. Son of Littleton Russell and Ellen Adelaide (Byrd) Ragsdale.

  • Education

    • Educated University of South Carolina.

    Career

    • Member law firm of Ragsdale & Whitney, Florence, South Carolina. President Farmers & Mechanics Bank. Director Citizens Bank, Peoples Bank.

      Member South Carolina. House of Representatives and State Senate. Member 63d to 65th Congresses (1913-1919), 6th South Carolina.

    Politics

    The state cannot control the church, nor should the church attempt to dominate the state. However, religious expression should be present in public life.

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Everybody can reach the love of God. Salvation is for everyone who turns to God.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    The distinctive feature of the Methodist Church is that lay people are involved in decision making.

    Membership

    Member law firm of Ragsdale & Whitney, Florence, South Carolina. Member South Carolina. House of Representatives and State Senate.

    Member 63d to 65th Congresses (1913-1919), 6th South Carolina.

    Connections

    • Married Marie Louise Joynes, November 15, 1900.
    • father: Littleton Russell Ragsdale
    • mother: Ellen Adelaide (Byrd) Ragsdale
    • spouse: Marie Louise Joynes
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    Died July 23, 1919
    (aged 46)
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