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Joseph Ritner

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Berks, PA, USA
Death: Died in Carlisle, Cumberland, PA, USA
Place of Burial: Mount Rock, Cumberland, PA, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Michael Ritner and Barbara Ritner
Husband of Susannah Whistler Ritner
Father of Abraham Ritner; Joseph Ritner, Jr.; Michael Ritner; Jacob Ritner; Emma Ritner and 4 others

Occupation: Member PA House of Rep-1820 / Governor of PA 1835-1839
Managed by: Jamie Dinsmore
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About Joseph Ritner, Governor

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Ritner

Joseph Ritner (March 25, 1780 – October 16, 1869) was the eighth Governor of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, elected as a member of the Anti-Masonic Party. He was elected Governor of Pennsylvania in the Pennsylvania Gubernatorial election, 1835, and served from 1835 to 1839. Controversy surrounding his 1838 electoral defeat led to the Buckshot War. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buckshot_War

In 1856, Governor Ritner was a delegate to the first Republican National Convention in Philadelphia.


Governor Ritner has a residence hall named in his honor on the University Park campus of Penn State. Ritner Street in Philadelphia is also named in his honor.

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Joseph Ritner, Governor's Timeline

1780
March 25, 1780
Berks, PA, USA
1802
March 1, 1802
Age 21
PA, USA
1803
December 16, 1803
Age 23
PA, USA
1804
1804
Age 23
PA, USA
1805
1805
Age 24
1807
1807
Age 26
1809
1809
Age 28
PA, USA
1812
1812
Age 31
1816
1816
Age 35
PA, USA
1818
September 13, 1818
Age 38