Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives, Gift of the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress
RAY, Richard Belmont (1927-1999)

RAY, RICHARD BELMONT, a Representative from Georgia; born in Fort Valley, Crawford County, Ga., February 2, 1927; attended public schools of Crawford County; graduated from Crawford County High School, Roberta, Ga., 1944; served in the United States Navy, 1944-1946; farmer, 1946-1950; small businessman, 1950-1972; mayor, Perry, Ga., 1964-1970; president, Georgia Municipal Association, 1969; administrative assistant to United States Senator Sam Nunn, 1972-1982; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-eighth and to the four succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1983-January 3, 1993); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1992 to the One Hundred Third Congress; was a resident of Byron, Ga., and Alexandria, Va., until his death in Macon, Ga., on May 29, 1999.

University of Georgia
Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Athens, GA
Papers: ca. 1972-1992, 144.75 linear feet.
The collection documents Richard Ray's service in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1983 to 1993 and include constituent mail, committee and legislation files, press files, office files, and photographs. Common subjects include tax reform, balancing the federal budget, defense spending, Georgia military bases, Georgia businesses, and development projects in the third district.


University of Oklahoma
The Julian P. Kanter Political Commercial Archive, Department of Communication
Norman, OK
Videocassettes: 1984-1992, 16 commercials on 2 videocassettes.
The commercials were used during Richard Ray's 1984 and 1992 campaigns for U.S. Congress in District 3 of Georgia, Democratic Party.