Biography of Ralph H. Cameron
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RALPH HENRY CAMERON, the man who secured Statehood for Arizona, who was the last Territorial Delegate to Congress from Arizona, was born in Southport, Maine, October 21st, 1863. His education, received in the public and high schools, was greatly augmented by methodical home study and reading. He has been a resident of Arizona for the past thirty years, and is perhaps the best known man in the State. He is as well known to the miner as he is to the mine owner. To both he is plain Ralph Cameron. He counts his friends by the thousands, because he never was known to go bark on a friend. Mr. Cameron has been variously interested in the development of the State's resources, especially mining. He has taken an active interest in politics, and has been the choice of his party for offices of trust and honor. In Coconino County he served several terms as sheriff, and one term as Chairman of the Board of Supervisors. He was a delegate to the 61st Congress for the term 1909-1911, and owing to the admission of Arizona to the Union, his term of office was extended until the President's proclamation, January, 1912. In 1911 he was the Republican candidate for United States Senator. In politics he is a life long Republican. Mr. Cameron is the President of the Arizona Securities and Investment Company, of Phoenix, and is devoting his entire attention to that office.

From:
Who's Who in Arizona
Vol 1
Compiled and Published by Jo Conners
Press of The Arizona Daily Star
Tucson, Arizona 1913


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