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Robert Ramspeck

Robert C. Word Ramspeck (September 5, 1890 – September 10, 1972) was an American politician and businessman.

Ramspeck was born in Decatur, Georgia. As a young man he was a federal police officer. He was admitted to the bar in 1920. He would go on to be a Democratic congressman from Georgia from 1929 to 1945. In the period of 1941 to 1945 he was House Majority Whip. He also was very active in air lines and resigned from the United States Congress in 1945 to pursue his involvement in Eastern Air Lines where he worked until 1966, as Vice-President from 1953 to 1961 and later consultant. Ramspeck was also an active Civitan.[1] He died while on a visit to Castor, Louisiana, and was buried in Decatur City Cemetery.


  1. ^ Leonhart, James Chancellor (1962). The Fabulous Octogenarian. Baltimore Maryland: Redwood House, Inc. p. 277.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Leslie Jasper Steele
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Georgia's 5th congressional district

October 2, 1929 – December 31, 1945
Succeeded by
Helen Douglas Mankin
Party political offices
Preceded by
Patrick J. Boland (D-PA)
House Majority Whip
Succeeded by
John Sparkman (D-AL)
Preceded by
Patrick J. Boland (PA)
House Democratic Whip
Succeeded by
John Sparkman (AL)