Ralph E. Church

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Ralph E. Church
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 13th district
In office
January 3, 1949 – March 21, 1950
Preceded by Leo E. Allen
Succeeded by Marguerite S. Church
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 10th district
In office
January 3, 1943 – January 3, 1949
Preceded by George A. Paddock
Succeeded by Richard W. Hoffman
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 10th district
In office
January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1941
Preceded by James Simpson, Jr.
Succeeded by George A. Paddock
Personal details
Born (1883-05-05)May 5, 1883
Vermilion County, Illinois
Died March 21, 1950(1950-03-21) (aged 66)
Washington D.C.
Resting place Skokie, Illinois
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Marguerite S. Church
Alma mater University of Michigan
Northwestern University

Ralph Edwin Church (May 5, 1883 – March 21, 1950), a U.S. Congressman, was born in Vermilion County, Illinois. Church, a Republican, represented the 10th and 13th Congressional districts of Illinois in the U.S. Congress. Congressman Church was also a candidate for U.S Senator in 1940. He was a member of the American Bar Association, Delta Chi, and Phi Kappa Psi at Northwestern University. He was married to Marguerite Church, who was elected to his Congressional seat upon his death. Marguerite Church went on to hold the seat for six congressional terms.

The Churches are buried in Memorial Park, Skokie, Illinois.

Ralph Church graduated from the University of Michigan in 1907 and from Northwestern University in 1909.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
James Simpson, Jr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 10th congressional district

1935 – 1941
Succeeded by
George A. Paddock
Preceded by
George A. Paddock
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 10th congressional district

1943 – 1949
Succeeded by
Richard W. Hoffman
Preceded by
Leo E. Allen
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 13th congressional district

1949 – 1950
Succeeded by
Marguerite S. Church