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Cameron, Ralph H. (Ralph Henry), 1863-1953

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Personal name headingCameron, Ralph H. (Ralph Henry), 1863-1953
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Variant(s)Cameron, Ralph H. (Ralph Henry), b. 1863
Cameron, Ralph Henry, 1863-1953
Birth date1863-10-21
Death date1953-02-12
Place of birthSouthport (Me.)
Place of deathWashington (D.C.)
AffiliationUnited States. Congress. House of Representatives
United States. Congress. Senate
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
Profession or occupationLegislators Sheriffs Miners Prospectors
Found inStatehood for Arizona, 1910: t.p. (Hon. Ralph H. Cameron of Arizona)
Biog. dir. of the Amer. Congress (Cameron, Ralph Henry, delegate and senator from Arizona; b. Southport, Me. 21 Oct. 1863; moved to Arizona Terr. 1883; delegate to Ho. of Rep. 1909-1912; senator from Arizona 1921-1927)
Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, viewed May 15, 2019 : (Cameron, Ralph Henry, a Delegate and a Senator from Arizona; born in Southport, Lincoln County, Maine, October 21, 1863; attended the common schools; emigrated to the West and became interested in mining and stock raising; locator and builder of the Bright Angel trail into the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River in Arizona; moved to the Territory of Arizona in 1883; sheriff of Coconino County in 1891 and 1894-1898; member of the board of supervisors of Coconino County 1905-1907 and served as chairman; elected as a Republican Delegate to the Sixty-first and Sixty-second Congresses and served from March 4, 1909, to February 18, 1912, when Arizona was admitted as a State into the Union; resumed mining pursuits at Phoenix, Ariz.; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1920 and served from March 4, 1921, to March 3, 1927; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1926 and for election in 1928; engaged in mica mining in North Carolina and Georgia and in gold mining in California; resided in Los Angeles, Calif., and Yuma, Ariz., until his death in Washington, D.C., while on a business trip, February 12, 1953; interment in the American Legion Cemetery, Grand Canyon, Ariz.)