Ralph Hoover (1916 - 1987)

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Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania

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1916 - In the year that Ralph Hoover was born, suffragette Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman elected to the House of Representatives as a Representative at large from Montana. She was the first woman to hold an elected Federal office. Holding the office for two years, she ran again in 1940 and served another two year term. Montana had granted women unrestricted voting rights in 1914, 6 years before women got the vote nationally.

1956 - At the age of 40 years old, Ralph was alive when this was the year that the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, became an international sensation. He began the year as a regional favorite and ended the year with 17 recordings having been on the Billboard’s Top 100 singles chart, 11 TV appearances, and a movie. Elvis scandalized adults and thrilled teens.

1960 - By the time he was 44 years old, on September 26th, the first televised debate for a Presidential campaign in the United States - Kennedy vs Nixon - was held. Seventy million people watched the debate on TV. The debate pre-empted the very popular Andy Griffith Show.

1985 - When he was 69 years old, in May, a paper published in Nature by three British scientists reported that a huge hole was discovered in the ozone layer over the Antarctic. It was much larger than expected and is due to the use of manmade chemicals.

1987 - In the year of Ralph Hoover's passing, was the first time that a criminal in the United States - a serial rapist - was convicted through the use of DNA evidence.

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Ralph Hoover died in September 1987 at age 71. There is no known cause of death. He was born on May 17, 1916. We are unaware of information about Ralph's family or relationships. We know that Ralph Hoover had been residing in Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania.

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