C. H. Ranulf COMPTON, Congress, CT (1878-1974)


COMPTON, C. H. Ranulf, a Representative from Connecticut; born in Poe, Allen County, Ind., September 16, 1878; attended the public schools at Indianapolis, Ind.; was graduated from the Howe Military School, Howe, Ind., in 1899, and attended Harvard University; engaged in banking and finance in New York and Connecticut; served as captain of Infantry, New York National Guard, 1912-1916; captain of Infantry, United States Army, July 1916-March 1918; captain and major in the Tank Corps April 1918-August 1919; went overseas with the A.E.F. on December 12, 1917; decorated with the Purple Heart and the French Legion of Honor; retired from the United States Army on August 8, 1919, with rank of major; military secretary to Gov. Nathan L. Miller of New York in 1920; deputy secretary of state of New York in 1921 and 1922; executive secretary and treasurer of the Hudson River Regulating District, Albany, N.Y., 1923-1929; served as aide-de-camp to Gov. Raymond E. Baldwin of Connecticut in 1940 and 1941; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-eighth Congress (January 3, 1943-January 3, 1945); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1944 to the Seventy-ninth Congress; president and owner of South Jersey Broadcasting Company from 1945 until his retirement in 1968; resided in Madison, Conn., until his death there January 26, 1974; interment in West Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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