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Ralph E. Updike

Ralph E. Updike

Ralph Eugene Updike (May 27, 1894 - September 16, 1953) was a U.S. Representative from Indiana.

Born in Brookville, Indiana, Updike attended the public schools of Whitcomb and Brookville, Dodds Army and Navy Academy, Washington, D.C., Columbia University, New York City, and Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana. During the First World War served overseas as a sergeant with the Seventy-fourth Company, Sixth Regiment, Second Division, United States Marine Corps from 1916 to 1919. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1920. He was graduated from the law department of Indiana University in 1923 and commenced practice in Indianapolis, Indiana. He served as member of the State house of representatives 1923-1925. He served as special judge of the city of Indianapolis in 1923 and 1924. He served as special judge of the superior court of Marion County in 1925 and 1926.

Updike was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-ninth and Seventieth Congresses (March 4, 1925 – March 3, 1929). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1928 to the Seventy-first Congress. He served as special attorney in the Bureau of Internal Revenue 1929-1933. He resumed the practice of law in Indianapolis, Indiana, and Washington, D.C., until March 2, 1942, when he was commissioned a captain in the United States Marine Corps Reserve. He served overseas in the South Pacific with the First Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force, and was inactivated June 15, 1945. He resumed the practice of law in Indianapolis, Indiana, and Washington, D.C., until his retirement. He died in Arlington, Virginia, September 16, 1953. He was interred in Arlington National Cemetery.


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