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John Ritter (February 6, 1779 – November 24, 1851) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

John Ritter was born in Exeter, Pennsylvania. He received a limited schooling and apprenticed as a printer. He was a member of the State constitutional convention in 1836.

Ritter was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth Congresses. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1846. He served as editor and publisher of the Adler, a German newspaper, at Reading, Pennsylvania. He died in Reading in 1851. Interment in the Charles Evans Cemetery.


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Preceded by
George May Keim
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 9th congressional district

1843 - 1847
Succeeded by
William Strong


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