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Ramsey, John Rathbone


John Rathbone Ramsey, clerk of Bergen county, was born in Wyckoff, Bergen county, New Jersey, April 25th, 1862, and is a son of John P. and Martha (Rathbone) Ramsey. He was educated at the private school of Professor John C. Nash, in Parkersburg, West Virginia, after which he read law in Hackensack with the late George H. Coffey and Abraham D. Campbell, being admitted to the bar in 1883 as an attorney and in 1887 as counsellor, after which he began the practice of his profession in Hackensack. Being a successful lawyer and a popular Republican, he was put in nomination for the office of County Clerk of Bergen county in 1890, but was defeated by a small majority. In 1895, however, he was again nominated for the same office and was elected. He has successfully filled the office ever since.

James Van Valen, History of Bergen County, New Jersey, 1900