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John Henry Ray (September 27, 1886 – May 21, 1975) was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from New Yorkmarker.

Ray was born in Mankato, Minnesotamarker. He graduated from the University of Minnesotamarker in 1908 and Harvard Law Schoolmarker in 1911. He was an assistant to special representative of Secretary of War Newton D. Baker in 1919. He moved to Dongan Hills, New Yorkmarker in 1923. He worked with the American Telephone & Telegraph Company from 1923 until 1951. He was elected to Congress in 1952 and served from January 3, 1953 until January 3, 1963. He died in Staten Islandmarker.

Working for Baker took Ray to London & Paris and in 1920 he was presented with the Order of the Crown of Italy for his work with the Italian delegation. In 1970 appointed VP & general council of Western Electric and in 1942 promoted to VP and general council of American Telephone & Telegraph Company, a position he held until mandatory retirement in 1951. When in the House of Representatives was appointed to the Merchant Marine and Judiciary Committee. He sought to give tax breaks to firms purchasing anti-pollution equipment and the establishment of tax free pensions; Ray served as legal adviser to President Ford when the Michiganmarker congressman was a member of the Warren Commission.


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