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Ralph E. Church
Died when: 66 years 320 days
Star Sign: Taurus
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.