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Samuel Moffett Ralston

Samuel M. Ralston thank you
S 1782
1 folder
Manuscript Section, Indiana Division
Indiana State Library

Processed by: Christina Baich, November 2005


Biographical Note:

Samuel Moffett Ralston was born on December 1, 1857, near New Cumberland, Ohio. His parents were John and Sarah Scott Ralston. In 1865, his family moved to Owen County, Indiana, where they established a large farm. They moved several more times, finally settling in Spencer, Indiana. Ralston was a schoolteacher before he began studying law in 1884. He was admitted to the bar in 1886 and set up a practice in Lebanon, Indiana, where he continued until his election as Governor of Indiana in 1912. Ralston married Mary Josephine Backus on December 25, 1881, but Mary died only six months later. In 1889, he remarried to Jennie Cravens with whom he had three children. Ralston died on October 14, 1925.


Monks, Leander. Courts and Lawyers of Indiana, Volume III. Indianapolis: Federal Publishing Co., 1916.

Taylor, Charles W. Biographical Sketches and Review of the Bench and Bar of Indiana. Indianapolis: Bench and Bar Publishing Co., 1895.

Scope and Content Note:

The collection consists of a thank you note card sent by Samuel Moffett Ralston to his supporters after his election as Governor of Indiana.

Item Listing:

1 Folder.  
1912 Nov. 26 Thank you note card to Glenn C. Beechler   

Collection Information:

Size of Collection:
1 folder
Collection Dates:
Access: This collection is open for research.

Reproduction Rights:

Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library.  Possession of a reproduction from an Indiana State Library collection does not constitute permission for use.
Language Materials are entirely in English

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