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Ralph Waldo Gwinn (March 29, 1884 – February 27, 1962) was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from New York.

Ralph Waldo Gwinn
Ralph W. Gwinn.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 27th district
In office
January 3, 1945 – January 3, 1959
Preceded byJay LeFevre
Succeeded byRobert R. Barry
Personal details
Born(1884-03-29)March 29, 1884
Noblesville, Indiana, U.S.
DiedFebruary 27, 1962(1962-02-27) (aged 77)
Delray Beach, Florida, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Alma materDePauw University
Columbia University Law School

Gwinn was born in Noblesville, Indiana. He graduated from DePauw University in 1905 and Columbia University Law School in 1908. He served as a special representative of the Secretary of War in the European theatre of World War I. He was president of the Bronxville, New York board of education from 1920 until 1930. He was elected to Congress in 1944 and served from January 3, 1945 until January 3, 1959. He died in Delray Beach, Florida. He is buried at Pawling Cemetery in Pawling, New York.


  • United States Congress. "Ralph W. Gwinn (id: G000541)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Ralph W. Gwinn at Find a Grave
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Jay LeFevre
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 27th congressional district

Succeeded by
Robert R. Barry