John Ringle was an American politician and businessman.
Ringle was born on October 2, 1848 in Herman, Dodge County, Wisconsin. His father Bartholomew Ringle and his son Oscar Ringle would also served in the Wisconsin Assembly.
Ringle served in the Wisconsin State Assembly in 1879 and from 1894 to 1898. He also served in the Wisconsin Senate from 1882 to 1886. From 1873 to 1878, he was Clerk of Marathon County, Wisconsin.
Ringle served as mayor of Wausau in 1884 and 1912.
He also served on the Wausau Common Council and the Marathon County, Wisconsin Board of Supervisors. President Grover Cleveland appointed Ringle postmaster of Wausau.
Additionally, Ringle was a candidate for State Treasurer of Wisconsin in 1877, losing to Richard West. Guenther, and for the United States House of Representatives from Wisconsin"s 9th congressional district in 1886, losing to incumbent Isaac Stephenson. He was a Democrat. Ringle owned a sawmill and the Ringle Brick Company.
He was also in the real estate business and in the banking business.
He died at his home on March 15, 1923 in Wausau, Wisconsin.