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Joseph Francis Ryter (February 4, 1914 – February 5, 1978) was a U.S. Representative from Connecticut.

Joseph F. Ryter
U.S. Representative from Connecticut's at-large congressional district
In office
January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1947
Preceded byB. J. Monkiewicz
Succeeded byAntoni Sadlak
Personal details
Joseph Francis Ryter

(1914-02-04)February 4, 1914
Hartford, Connecticut
DiedFebruary 5, 1978(1978-02-05) (aged 64)
West Hartford, Connecticut
Political partyDemocratic

Born in Hartford, Connecticut to Polish immigrants,[1] Ryter attended the parochial schools and St. Thomas Seminary, Bloomfield, Connecticut. He was graduated from Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, in 1935 and from Hartford (Connecticut) College of Law in 1938. He was admitted to the bar in 1938 and commenced practice in Hartford, Connecticut. He served as assistant clerk of Hartford Police Court 1939–1941, and of Hartford City Court 1941–1943. He served as delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1940. He served as president of Pulaski Federation of Democratic Clubs of Connecticut 1939–1942.

Ryter was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-ninth Congress (January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1947). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1946 to the Eightieth Congress. He resumed the practice of his profession. Resided in West Hartford, Connecticut, where he died February 5, 1978. He was interred in Mount Saint Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield, Connecticut.


  • United States Congress. "Joseph F. Ryter (id: R000565)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  1. ^ "United States Census, 1920", FamilySearch, retrieved March 22, 2018

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
B. J. Monkiewicz
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Connecticut's at-large congressional district

Succeeded by
Antoni Sadlak