: This photograph is a formal portrait of Harry J. Ritter, who represented Miami County in the 78th Ohio General Assembly House of Representatives (1909-1910). He was a member of the Republican Party. In this oval-framed portrait, Ritter is in his early sixties and has a mustache. He is wearing a pinstripe suit with a pin in the left lapel.
Ritter was born in 1848 near Reading, Pennsylvania. He was a student at Pennsylvania College, Gettysburg, but left school in 1864 to join the United State Signal Corps. He served in that post until the end of the Civil War. After the war he graduated from a commercial college and entered the horse business. In 1894 he entered the manufacturing field and became general manager and treasurer of the Tipp Building Manufacturing Company, Tippecanoe City (now Tipp City), Ohio. He was elected to the 77th and 78th General Assemblies of the State of Ohio. In 1918 he was elected to the State Senate.
Harry J. Ritter died in 1925 and was buried in Maple Hill Cemetery, Tipp City, Ohio. View on Ohio Memory.
: AL07018 Subjects
: Legislators--Ohio; Ohio History--State and Local Government; Ohio General Assembly House of Representatives; Ohio General Assembly Senate; Miami County (Ohio); Politicians; Veterans Places
: Tipp City (Ohio); Miami County (Ohio)