- March 9
) was a U.S. Representative
Born in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, Ritchey moved to Somerset, Ohio.
He attended the common schools.
He engaged in agricultural pursuits.
Treasurer of Perry County in 1835, 1837, and 1839.
Ritchey was elected as a Democrat to the Thirtieth Congress (March 4, 1847-March 3, 1849).
Ritchey was elected to the Thirty-third Congress (March 4, 1853-March 3, 1855).
He engaged in agricultural pursuits near Somerset, Ohio, until his death on March 9, 1863.
He was interred in the Zion Methodist Episcopal Cemetery, Madison Township, Perry County, Ohio.