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RAY (Soundex R000) — See also ARY, KAY, NAY, PAY, RAE, RAGHU, RAIA, RAO, RAU, RAUH, RAW, RAYA, RAYE, REY, ROY, WRAY.

  RAY: See also Oliver Ames — Hugh Carmack Anderson — Francis Weyeneth Beedon — Page Henry Belcher — James Thomas Blair — James Thomas Blair, Jr. — Doyle Elam Carlton — Frank Gardner — William Greene, Jr. — Robert Ray Hamilton — John Ten Eyck Lansing, Jr. — John Patrick Murtha, Jr. — Guy Ray Pelton — Condoleezza Rice — Goodson McDaniel Roberts — Patricia Torres-Ray — Ann Trimble-Ray — Waitman Thomas Willey — William Patrick Willey — Charlotte Woodbury
  Ray, A. — of Lincoln County, N.C. Member of North Carolina state senate 46th District, 1842-43. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, Adam E. — of Troy, Walworth County, Wis. Member of Wisconsin state assembly from Walworth County, 1851. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, Albert — of Iowa. Democrat. Candidate for Iowa state house of representatives from Adair County, 1948. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, Allen S. — of Oak Park, Cook County, Ill. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1908 (alternate), 1912. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, Alphonso — of New Mexico. Communist. Candidate for U.S. Senator from New Mexico, 1934. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, Mrs. Alton S., Jr. — of Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Tex. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1972. Female. Still living as of 1972.
  Ray, Asa — of Albertville, Marshall County, Ala. Postmaster at Albertville, Ala., 1889. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, Barbara — of Texas. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2000. Female. Still living as of 2000.
  Ray, Ben F. — of Birmingham, Jefferson County, Ala. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1940; Independent Democratic candidate for Presidential Elector for Alabama, 1968. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, Benjamin — of New York, New York County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from New York County 2nd District, 1856. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, Benjamin — of Hudson, Columbia County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Columbia County 1st District, 1871-73; member of New York state senate 11th District, 1874-75. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, Bennie — Democrat. Candidate in primary for Judge of Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, 1994. Still living as of 1994.
  Ray, Bill — Democrat. Candidate in primary for Texas state house of representatives 89th District, 1992. Still living as of 1992.
  Ray, Bis See J. Bis Ray
  Ray, C. H. — of Illinois. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1868. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, Carl D. — of Virgie, Pike County, Ky. Democrat. Candidate in primary for Kentucky state house of representatives 93rd District, 1975. Still living as of 1975.
  Ray, Charles H. — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Honorary Vice-Consul for Netherlands in Detroit, Mich., 1935-42. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, Chester — of Lewis County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Lewis County, 1869. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, Chester A. — of Allegan County, Mich. Republican. Candidate in primary for Michigan state house of representatives from Allegan County, 1950; Allegan County Prosecuting Attorney, 1957-60; circuit judge in Michigan 20th Circuit, 1967. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, Christine T. — of Carrboro, Orange County, N.C. Democrat. Postmaster at Carrboro, N.C., 1946-48. Female. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, D. — of Galt, Sacramento County, Calif. Postmaster at Galt, Calif., 1887. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, Daniel P. — of Pennsylvania. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1868. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, Daniel S. — Independent candidate for U.S. Representative from Florida 12th District, 1986. Still living as of 1986.
  Ray, Darwin E. — of Wayne County, Mich. Republican. Candidate in primary for Michigan state house of representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1944. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, David — Republican. Candidate for Florida state senate 23rd District, 1978. Still living as of 1978.
  Ray, David T. — U.S. Vice Consul in Karachi, as of 1943. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, Dean — of Sanford, Seminole County, Fla. Candidate for mayor of Sanford, Fla., 2001, 2005. Still living as of 2005.
  Ray, Delbert — of Midlothian, Ellis County, Tex. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1972. Still living as of 1972.
  Ray, Dixy Lee (1914-1994) — also known as Marguerite Ray — of Washington. Born in Tacoma, Pierce County, Wash., September 3, 1914. Democrat. University professor; marine biologist; host of weekly television show "Animals of the Sea," on KCTS-TV in Seattle; member, U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, 1972-75; chair, U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, 1973-75; Governor of Washington, 1977-81; defeated in primary, 1980. Female. Died, from a bronchial infection, in Fox Island, Pierce County, Wash., January 2, 1994 (age 79 years, 121 days). Interment at Fox Island Cemetery, Fox Island, Wash.
  See also NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about Dixy Lee Ray: Mary Ellen Verheyden-Hilliard, Scientist and Governor, Dixy Lee Ray (for young readers)
  Ray, E. E. — of Cordova, Valdez-Cordova census area, Alaska. Democrat. Member of Alaska territorial House of Representatives 3rd District, 1919-22. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, E. Garland — of Huntington, Cabell County, W.Va. Republican. Candidate for West Virginia state house of delegates from Cabell County, 1942; chair of Cabell County Republican Party, 1954; candidate for circuit judge in West Virginia for the 6th Judicial Circuit, 1968. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, Eben — of Polk County, Ore. Union candidate for Presidential Elector for Oregon, 1936. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, Edward — of Albany, Albany County, N.Y. Republican. Candidate for New York state assembly from Albany County 1st District, 1952; candidate for mayor of Albany, N.Y., 1957. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  See also OurCampaigns candidate detail
  Ray, Elbert — of Michigan. Republican. Candidate for Michigan state house of representatives 38th District, 1974. Still living as of 1974.
  Ray, Elizabeth — Republican. Candidate in primary for justice of Texas state supreme court, 2002. Female. Still living as of 2002.
  Ray, Enos See J. Enos Ray
  Ray, Etta — of Missoula, Missoula County, Mont. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Montana, 1948. Female. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, Farrell — Republican. Republican candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas, 1991 (3rd District), 1992 (primary, 5th District). Still living as of 1992.
  Ray, Frank See J. Frank Ray
  Ray, Frank P. (d. 1905) — of Crawford County, Pa. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives from Crawford County, 1903-05; died in office 1905. Died May 11, 1905. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, Fred L. — of Keystone, McDowell County, W.Va. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1940; chair of McDowell County Democratic Party, 1940-41. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, Frederick A. — of Herkimer, Herkimer County, N.Y. Democrat. Chair of Herkimer County Democratic Party, 1910; postmaster at Herkimer, N.Y., 1915-21. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, Frederick L. — of New Britain, Hartford County, Conn. Prohibition candidate for Connecticut state house of representatives from New Britain, 1904. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, Garland See E. Garland Ray
  Ray, Gayle — of Tennessee. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 2000. Female. Still living as of 2000.
  Ray, George A. — of La Grange, Walworth County, Wis. Republican. Member of Wisconsin state assembly from Walworth County, 1868. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, George E. — of Centralia, Marion County, Ill. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1932. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, George H. — of La Crosse County, Wis. Republican. Member of Wisconsin state assembly from La Crosse County 1st District; elected 1902. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, George S. — of Greenwich, Fairfield County, Conn. Republican. Warden (borough president) of Greenwich, Connecticut, 1888, 1897; member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Greenwich; elected 1904. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, George Washington (1844-1925) — also known as George W. Ray — of Norwich, Chenango County, N.Y. Born in Otselic, Chenango County, N.Y., February 3, 1844. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; lawyer; director, Norwich Furniture Co.; U.S. Representative from New York, 1883-85, 1891-1902 (21st District 1883-85, 26th District 1891-1902); U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of New York, 1902-08. Baptist. Member, American Society for International Law; Grand Army of the Republic; Freemasons; Knights Templar; Redmen. Died in 1925 (age about 81 years). Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Norwich, N.Y.
  Presumably named for: George Washington
  Relatives: Son of Asher Minor Ray and Melissa P. (Gray) Ray; married, June 26, 1871, to Mary Johnson.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Ray, Gerald O. — Democrat. Candidate for Wisconsin state assembly 96th District, 1974. Still living as of 1974.
  Ray, Guy W. — U.S. Vice Consul in London, as of 1932; Porto Alegre, as of 1938-40. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, Hal — of Texas. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 2000; candidate for Texas state senate 10th District, 2002. Still living as of 2002.
  Ray, Harry — of Washington, D.C. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from District of Columbia, 1972. Still living as of 1972.
  Ray, Harry P. — of Manchester, Hillsborough County, N.H. Member of New Hampshire state senate 16th District, 1901-02. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, Harry R. — of Chesterton, Porter County, Ind. Postmaster at Chesterton, Ind., 1968-80 (acting, 1968-69). Still living as of 1980.
  Ray, Hattie — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 2008. Female. Still living as of 2008.
  Ray, Henry — of Ontario County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from Ontario County 1st District, 1868-70. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, Henry C. — of Monroe, Ouachita Parish, La. Postmaster at Monroe, La., 1901. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, Henry T. — of Fairbanks, Fairbanks North Star Borough, Alaska. Mayor of Fairbanks, Alaska, 1917-18. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, Herbert — of Chester, Rockingham County, N.H. Republican. Candidate for New Hampshire state house of representatives from Chester, 1956. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, Herriette Lee — of Fuquay-Varina, Wake County, N.C. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1996, 2000. Female. Still living as of 2000.
  Ray, Hosea M. — U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Mississippi, 1961-81. Still living as of 1981.
  Ray, Hoyt E. — U.S. Attorney for Idaho, 1925-33. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, Irvin — of West Carrollton, Montgomery County, Ohio. Democrat. Mayor of West Carrollton, Ohio; elected 1949. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, J. Bis — of Burnsville, Yancey County, N.C. Superior court judge in North Carolina 18th District, 1921. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, J. C. — Republican. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Arkansas 3rd District, 1886. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, J. Enos (d. 1934) — of Baltimore, Md. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1924, 1928 (member, Credentials Committee); Maryland Democratic state chair, 1925-34. Died in 1934. Interment at Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, D.C.
  Ray, J. Frank (b. 1856) — of Franklin, Macon County, N.C. Born in Macon County, N.C., 1856. Democrat. Lawyer; member of North Carolina state house of representatives from Macon County, 1881-84, 1891-96, 1899-1900, 1911-14; member of North Carolina state senate 35th District, 1897-98. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, J. Johnson — of Norwich, Chenango County, N.Y. Republican. Postmaster at Norwich, N.Y., 1905-13. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, Jack B. — Republican. Presidential Elector for Georgia, 1972. Still living as of 1972.
  Ray, Jack Bowdoin — also known as Jack Ray — of Warrenton, Warren County, Ga. Democrat. Member of Georgia state house of representatives from Warren County, 1943-44, 1945-56; alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1948, 1952. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, James — of Pennsylvania. Socialist. Socialist Labor candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1904. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, James Brown (1794-1848) — of Brookville, Franklin County, Ind. Born in Jefferson County, Ky., February 19, 1794. Lawyer; merchant; tavern owner; newspaper publisher; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1821-22; member of Indiana state senate, 1822-25; candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana, 1824, 1831, 1837; Governor of Indiana, 1825-31. Irish ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Died in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, August 4, 1848 (age 54 years, 167 days). Interment at Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  Relatives: Brother of Martin M. Ray (1795-1865); uncle of Martin M. Ray (1823-1872).
  Political family: Ray family of Indianapolis and Terre Haute, Indiana.
  Ray, James E. — of Troy, Pike County, Ala. Mayor of Troy, Ala., 1965-66, 1968-69. Still living as of 1969.
  Ray, James R. — of Austin, Travis County, Tex. Candidate for mayor of Austin, Tex., 1977. Still living as of 1977.
  Ray, Janis — of West Concord, Dodge County, Minn. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1984, 1996; Presidential Elector for Minnesota, 2000. Female. Still living as of 2000.
  Ray, Joel (1801-1854) — of Crawford County, Ind. Born in Cumberland County, Ky., 1801. Democrat. Farmer; merchant; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1851-52. Baptist. Died in Crawford County, Ind., August 28, 1854 (age about 53 years). Burial location unknown.
  Ray, John — of New York County, N.Y. Member of New York state assembly from New York County, 1786-87. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, John — of Howard County, Mo. Delegate to Missouri state constitutional convention from Howard County, 1820. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, John — Democrat. Member of Pennsylvania state senate 9th District, 1826-30. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, John — of Washington, D.C. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from District of Columbia, 1980; candidate in primary for mayor of Washington, D.C., 1990, 1994. Still living as of 1994.
  Ray, John — Independent candidate for U.S. Representative from Tennessee 4th District, 2002. Still living as of 2002.
John Ray Ray, John — of Abilene, Dickinson County, Kan. Mayor of Abilene, Kan., 2013-. Still living as of 2014.
  Image source: City of Abilene
  Ray, John Author (1879-1977) — also known as John A. Ray — Born in Orangeville, Fannin County, Tex., July 14, 1879. Served in the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War; U.S. Consul in Masqat, 1909-11; Maracaibo, 1911; Sheffield, as of 1914; Odessa, as of 1916-17. Died August 22, 1977 (age 98 years, 39 days). Interment at Whitewright City Cemetery, Whitewright, Tex.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Ray, John D. — of Beaver Falls, Beaver County, Pa. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1948, 1956, 1960, 1964. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, John E. — of Londonderry, Rockingham County, N.H. Delegate to New Hampshire state constitutional convention from Londonderry, 1948. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, John Henry (1886-1975) — also known as John H. Ray — of Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y. Born in Mankato, Blue Earth County, Minn., September 27, 1886. Republican. U.S. Representative from New York 15th District, 1953-63; alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1964. Died in Staten Island, Richmond County, N.Y., May 21, 1975 (age 88 years, 236 days). Cremated.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Ray, John P. — of Cassville, Barry County, Mo. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1916. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, John V. — of Kanawha County, W.Va. Democrat. Candidate for West Virginia state house of delegates from Kanawha County, 1928. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, John Wesley — of Shoals, Wayne County, W.Va. Republican. Candidate for West Virginia state house of delegates 12th District, 1974. Still living as of 1974.
  Presumably named for: John Wesley
  Ray, Johnson See J. Johnson Ray
  Ray, Joseph — of Pennsylvania. U.S. Consul in Pernambuco, 1816-20, 1836-42. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, Joseph Warren (1849-1928) — also known as Joseph W. Ray — of Pennsylvania. Born in Pennsylvania, 1849. Republican. Candidate for Pennsylvania state senate 40th District, 1886; U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 24th District, 1889-91. Died in 1928 (age about 79 years). Interment at Green Mount Cemetery, Waynesburg, Pa.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Ray, Keith — of Wayne County, W.Va. Republican. Candidate for West Virginia state house of delegates from Wayne County, 1952. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, Kenneth C. — of Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio; McConnelsville, Morgan County, Ohio. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1940, 1952. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, L. E. See Leroy Ellis Ray
  Ray, L. M. — of Marion County, Ky. Delegate to Kentucky secession convention, 1861. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, L. S. — of Silver Spring, Montgomery County, Md. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 1952. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, L. V. — of Seward, Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska. Member of Alaska territorial senate 3rd District, 1913-14. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, Lena — of Monroe County, N.Y. Communist. Candidate for New York state senate 45th District, 1934. Female. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, Leo E. — of Gorham, Coos County, N.H. Delegate to New Hampshire state constitutional convention from Gorham, 1948. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, Leroy Ellis (1893-1971) — also known as L. E. Ray — of Grand Island, Hall County, Neb. Born in Rogers, Colfax County, Neb., November 13, 1893. Republican. Engineer; contractor; delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1940; chair of Hall County Republican Party, 1940. Methodist. Member, Rotary; Freemasons. Died in Grand Island, Hall County, Neb., January 4, 1971 (age 77 years, 52 days). Interment at Grand Island Cemetery, Grand Island, Neb.
  Relatives: Son of Addison C. Ray (1867-1933) and Nora Bernice (Hotchkiss) Ray (1875-1943); married to Gertrude Case.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Ray, Leslie — of Roane County, W.Va. Republican. Candidate for West Virginia state house of delegates from Roane County, 1934. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, Lyman B. — of Illinois. Lieutenant Governor of Illinois, 1889-93. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, Lynn A. — of Conover, Catawba County, N.C. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1996. Female. Still living as of 1996.
  Ray, Madge Nourse — of Hudson, Middlesex County, Mass. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Massachusetts, 1940, 1944. Female. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, Marguerite See Dixy Lee Ray
  Ray, Mark — of Parkersburg, Wood County, W.Va. Republican. Candidate for mayor of Parkersburg, W.Va., 2008. Still living as of 2008.
  Ray, Martin M. (1795-1865) — of Fayette County, Ind.; Wayne County, Ind.; Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind. Born in Kentucky, August 29, 1795. Cabinetmaker; merchant; banker; lawyer; member of Indiana state house of representatives, 1826-27, 1834-36; candidate for Indiana state senate, 1848. Methodist. Irish ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Died in Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., May 16, 1865 (age 69 years, 260 days). Interment at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Terre Haute, Ind.
  Relatives: Brother of James Brown Ray; uncle of Martin M. Ray (1823-1872).
  Political family: Ray family of Indianapolis and Terre Haute, Indiana.
  Ray, Martin M. (1823-1872) — of Shelby County, Ind. Born in Butler County, Ohio, 1823. Lawyer; delegate to Whig National Convention from Indiana, 1848; Presidential Elector for Indiana, 1856; candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana, 1858; member of Indiana state senate, 1861-63; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1872. Irish ancestry. Died in Indianapolis, Marion County, Ind., August 5, 1872 (age about 49 years). Interment at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Terre Haute, Ind.
  Relatives: Nephew of James Brown Ray and Martin M. Ray (1795-1865).
  Political family: Ray family of Indianapolis and Terre Haute, Indiana.
  Ray, Mary E. — of Fishers, Hamilton County, Ind. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 2000, 2008 (alternate). Female. Still living as of 2008.
  Ray, Michael — Democrat. Presidential Elector for California, 2012. Still living as of 2012.
  Ray, Michael D. — of Illinois. Libertarian. Candidate for U.S. Representative from Illinois 9th District, 1998. Still living as of 1998.
  Ray, Nancy T. — of Lexington, Fayette County, Ky. Democrat. Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1972. Female. Still living as of 1972.
  Ray, Octave — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Louisiana, 1900. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, Olaf E. — of Chicago, Cook County, Ill. Progressive. Candidate for Presidential Elector for Illinois, 1924. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, Ossian (1835-1892) — of Lancaster, Coos County, N.H. Born in Hinesburg, Chittenden County, Vt., December 13, 1835. Republican. Lawyer; Coos County Solicitor, 1862-72; member of New Hampshire state house of representatives, 1868-69; delegate to Republican National Convention from New Hampshire, 1872; U.S. Attorney for New Hampshire, 1879-80; U.S. Representative from New Hampshire, 1881-85 (3rd District 1881-83, 2nd District 1883-85). Died in Lancaster, Coos County, N.H., January 28, 1892 (age 56 years, 46 days). Interment at Summer Street Cemetery, Lancaster, N.H.
  Relatives: Son of George W. Ray (1805-1889) and Hannah (Greene) Ray (1809-1847); married, March 2, 1856, to Alice A. Fling; married, October 16, 1872, to Sally Emery (Small) Burnside; grandfather of Ossian Edward Ray; first cousin five times removed of William Greene; second cousin once removed of Clement Phineas Kellogg; second cousin four times removed of William Greene, Jr.; third cousin once removed of Joel Burlingame; third cousin twice removed of Albert Collins Greene; third cousin thrice removed of Ray Greene; fourth cousin of Anson Burlingame (1820-1870); fourth cousin once removed of George Washington Greene, Henry Lippitt, William Maxwell Greene, Dennison Franklin Holden and James Montgomery Burlingame.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Burlingame family of Vermont; Greene family of Providence, Rhode Island (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Ray, Ossian Edward (b. 1894) — also known as Ossian E. Ray — of Deep River, Middlesex County, Conn. Born in Whitefield, Coos County, N.H., June 24, 1894. First selectman of Deep River, Connecticut, 1947. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Edward Ray and Alice Sophia (Brown) Ray; grandson of Ossian Ray; first cousin seven times removed of William Greene; third cousin once removed of Clement Phineas Kellogg; third cousin thrice removed of Joel Burlingame (1800-1883); fourth cousin of Garret Augustus Hobart.
  Political families: Kellogg-Seymour-Chapin-Adams family of Connecticut and New York; Burlingame family of Vermont; Greene family of Providence, Rhode Island (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Ray, Paul — of Owosso, Shiawassee County, Mich. Democrat. Candidate for Michigan state house of representatives 85th District, 2012. Still living as of 2012.
  Ray, R. H. — of Garrison, McLean County, N.Dak. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from North Dakota, 1932. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, Richard — of Kansas City, Jackson County, Mo. Republican. Physician; wholesale druggist; member of Missouri state house of representatives from Jackson County 4th District, 1925-28. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, Richard — of San Francisco, Calif. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1964. Still living as of 1964.
  Ray, Richard A. — of Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 2000, 2004, 2008; member of Democratic National Committee from Georgia, 2004-08. Still living as of 2008.
  Ray, Richard Belmont (1927-1999) — also known as Richard Ray — of Perry, Houston County, Ga. Born in Fort Valley, Peach County, Ga., February 2, 1927. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; mayor of Perry, Ga., 1964-70; administrative assistant to U.S. Sen. Sam Nunn, 1972; U.S. Representative from Georgia 3rd District, 1983-93; defeated, 1992. Methodist. Died, of complications following heart valve surgery, in a hospital at Macon, Bibb County, Ga., May 29, 1999 (age 72 years, 116 days). Interment at Byron City Cemetery, Byron, Ga.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — votes in Congress from the Washington Post — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Ray, Robert — of Marion, Grant County, Ind.; Gas City, Grant County, Ind. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1948 (alternate), 1952; mayor of Gas City, Ind., 1963. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, Robert Dolph (1928-2018) — also known as Robert D. Ray — of Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. Born in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, September 26, 1928. Republican. Lawyer; Iowa Republican state chair, 1963-67; Governor of Iowa, 1969-83; delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 1972 (delegation chair). Christian. Member, American Bar Association. Died in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, July 8, 2018 (age 89 years, 285 days). Interment at Resthaven Cemetery, West Des Moines, Iowa.
  Relatives: Son of Clark Anderson Ray (1898-1960) and Mildred Helen (Dolph) Ray (1902-1998).
  See also NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Ray, Robert E. — Natural Law candidate for U.S. Representative from California 4th District, 2000. Still living as of 2000.
  Ray, Robert R. (born c.1903) — of Amboy, Clark County, Wash. Born in North Dakota, about 1903. Democrat. Merchant; member of Washington state senate 17th District, 1941-47. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, Roy L. — of Akron, Summit County, Ohio. Republican. Mayor of Akron, Ohio, 1980-83. Still living as of 1983.
  Ray, Sally L. — Republican. Candidate in primary for Judge of Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, 2000. Female. Still living as of 2000.
  Ray, Samuel — of Salem County, N.J. Member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Salem County, 1802-04. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, Samuel B. — Constitution candidate for Presidential Elector for Tennessee, 1956. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, Samuel M. — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Member of Pennsylvania state house of representatives from Philadelphia County, 1901-02. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, Sandy F. — of Brooklyn, Kings County, N.Y. Republican. Pastor; delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1964; candidate for delegate to New York state constitutional convention at-large, 1966. Baptist. Still living as of 1966.
  Ray, Scott See W. Scott Ray
  Ray, Taylor A. — of LaPorte, LaPorte County, Ind. Mayor of LaPorte, Ind., 1950-51. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, Theodore — of Midland, Midland County, Tex. Postmaster at Midland, Tex., 1901. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, Thomas — of Illinois. Democrat. Presidential Elector for Illinois, 1832. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, Thomas M. — of Valdosta, Lowndes County, Ga. Postmaster at Valdosta, Ga., 1901. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, Tom — of Shelbyville, Bedford County, Tenn. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1940 (alternate), 1948. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, Tom — of Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1960; candidate for U.S. Representative from Kentucky 3rd District, 1968; candidate in primary for Kentucky state house of representatives 39th District, 1973. Still living as of 1973.
  Ray, W. C. — of Florida. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Florida, 1920. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, W. R. — of Shelbyville, Shelby County, Ky. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1904, 1912. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, W. Scott — Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 1880. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, Walter — of Tularosa, Otero County, N.M. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Mexico, 1952. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, Waymond — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1984. Still living as of 1984.
  Ray, Willard R. — U.S. Vice Consul in Pará, as of 1943. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, William — of Litchfield, Litchfield County, Conn. Member of Connecticut state house of representatives from Litchfield, 1838-39. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, William — of Barry County, Mo. Member of Missouri state house of representatives from Barry County, 1871-74. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, William — Republican. Candidate for Presidential Elector for New York, 1884. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, William (d. 1900) — of Stark County, N.Dak. Delegate to North Dakota state constitutional convention from Stark County, 1889. Died May 13, 1900. Interment at St. Patrick's Cemetery, Dickinson, N.Dak.
  Ray, William — of Richfield, Hennepin County, Minn. Postmaster at Richfield, Minn., 1901. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, William D. — of Kentucky. Delegate to Kentucky secession convention, 1861. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, William D. — of Russellville, Logan County, Ky. Postmaster at Russellville, Ky., 1889. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, William D. — of Detroit, Wayne County, Mich. Democrat. Candidate in primary for delegate to Michigan state constitutional convention from Wayne County 8th District, 1961. Still living as of 1961.
  Ray, William E. — of Marion County, Ky. Delegate to Kentucky secession convention, 1861. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, William H. (1864-1936) — of Provo, Utah County, Utah. Born December 30, 1864. Mayor of Provo, Utah, 1910-11. Died October 31, 1936 (age 71 years, 306 days). Interment at Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Ray, William Harrison — Republican. Candidate in primary for Judge of Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, 1998. Still living as of 1998.
  Ray, William Henry (1812-1881) — of Illinois. Born in New York, 1812. Republican. U.S. Representative from Illinois 10th District, 1873-75. Died in 1881 (age about 69 years). Interment at Rushville Cemetery, Rushville, Ill.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Ray, William J. — of Florida. Member of Florida state senate 36th District, 1947. Presumed deceased. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, William W. — of Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah. Democrat. U.S. Attorney for Utah, 1913-19; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Utah, 1928. Burial location unknown.
  Ray, Willie Jewel — of Texarkana, Bowie County, Tex. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1996. Still living as of 1996.
  Ray, Zaccheus — of Salem County, N.J. Member of New Jersey state house of assembly from Salem County, 1820, 1830. Burial location unknown.


RAYA (Soundex R000) — See also ALMARAYATI, RAE, RAGHU, RAIA, RALYA, RAO, RAU, RAUH, RAW, RAY, RAYE, RAYMA, RAYSA, WRAY.

  Raya, Benjamin Junior — of Fresno, Fresno County, Calif. Candidate for mayor of Fresno, Calif., 2004. Still living as of 2004.


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