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Ralph Eugene Updike
Captain, United States Marine Corps
Member of Congress
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Courtesy of the U.S. House of Representatives:

Representative from Indiana; born in Brookville, Franklin County, Indiana, May 27, 1894; attended the public schools of Whitcomb and Brookville, Dodds Army and Navy Academy, Washington, D.C., Columbia University, New York City, and Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana; during the First World War served overseas as a sergeant with the Seventy-fourth Company, Sixth Regiment, Second Division, United States Marines, 1916-1919; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1920; was graduated from the law department of Indiana University in 1923 and commenced practice in Indianapolis, Indiana; member of the State house of representatives 1923-1925; special judge of the city of Indianapolis in 1923 and 1924; special judge of the superior court of Marion County in 1925 and 1926; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-ninth and Seventieth Congresses (March 4, 1925-March 3, 1929); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1928 to the Seventy-first Congress; special attorney in the Bureau of Internal Revenue 1929-1933; resumed the practice of law in Indianapolis, Ind., and Washington, D.C., until March 2, 1942, when he was commissioned a Captain in the United States Marine Corps Reserve; served overseas in the South Pacific with the First Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force, and was inactivated June 15, 1945; resumed the practice of law in Indianapolis, Ind., and Washington, D.C., until his retirement; died in Arlington, Virginia, September 16, 1953; interment in Arlington National Cemetery.


UPDIKE, RALPH EUGENE
CAPT USMCR
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
DATE OF BIRTH: 05/27/1894
DATE OF DEATH: 09/16/1953
DATE OF INTERMENT: 09/21/1953
BURIED AT: SECTION 6  SITE 9562-C
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Posted: 28 March 1999  Updated: 8 June 2004  Updated: 4 December 2004 Updated: 4 February 2006
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RE Updike Gravesite PHOTO
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 2 December 2004