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Ralph Hunter Daughton (September 23, 1885 - December 22, 1958) was a U.S. Representative from Virginiamarker.

Born in Washington, D.C.marker, Daughton attended public and private schools in Washington, D.C.marker, and Prince Georges County, Marylandmarker.He was graduated from the law department of National University, Washington, D.C., in 1905.He was admitted to the bar in 1907 and practiced law in Washington, D.C., and later joined the investigative agency of the Department of Justice, which later became the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 1910.He moved to Norfolk, Virginiamarker, in 1912, and served as chief of the F.B.I. for Virginia, North Carolinamarker, West Virginiamarker, and part of Marylandmarker until after the First World War.He commenced the private practice of law in Norfolk, Virginiamarker.He served in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1933-1940.He served as member of the Senate of Virginia from 1940-1944.In 1938 he was elected president of the Piedmont Baseball League and served for nine years.

Daughton was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-eighth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Winder R. Harris and at the same time was elected to the Seventy-ninth Congress and served from November 7, 1944, to January 3, 1947.He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1946.He resumed the practice of law until his death.He died in Norfolk, Virginiamarker, December 22, 1958.He was interred in Mount Olivet Cemeterymarker, Washington, D.C.


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