07/07/1895 -

JEFFERSON, Ralph Tennyson, a Representative from Philadelphia County; born, July 7, 1895 in Hearne, Robertson County, Tx.; graduated, Houston High School; B.A., Atlanta University; attended, World War Student Officer’s Training Camp, Des Moines, IA, 1917; ship carpenter (1918-1919); baseball player: Indianapolis ABCs (1920-1921), Brooklyn Royal Giants (1921), Atlantic City Bacharach Giants (1921), Washington Potomac’s (1923), Cuban Stars East (1924); baseball manager: Brooklyn Cubans (1924), Texas Eagles (1925), Philadelphia Giants (1926-1929), California Giants (1930); publisher; advertising salesman; cabinet-maker; editor, Negro American Magazine; editor, The Negro American Club, Lodge and Fraternal Magazine (1939-1940); secretary, Negro Democratic Committee (1933-1937); member, 47th Ward Democratic Committee (1933-1947); secretary, National Negro Democratic Association of Pennsylvania; elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to the 1941 term; not a candidate for reelection to the House (1942); director, 4th Congressional District Democratic League; tipstaff, Common Pleas Court, Philadelphia (1947).

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