09/12/1817 - 05/11/1903

RIDGE, William W., a Representative from Philadelphia County; born, September 12, 1817 in Bensalem Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania; farmer; elected, alderman, 23rd Ward, Philadelphia; school director, 23rd Ward; engaged, insurance; elected as a Republican to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in 1884; unsuccessful campaign for reelection to the House (1886); died, May 11, 1903 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; interred, William Penn Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.

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