I have no connection to this family, but found this while doing other research. This appeared in the Aug. 30, 1892 issue of the Rockland (Maine) Courier-Gazette in an article entitled “People Talked About – Well Known County Men Now Before the Public.”
“Ralph R. Ulmer – Republican Nominee for Clerk of Courts. Ralph R. Ulmer was born in Rockland, Jan. 4, 1864. He was educated at the public schools of Rockland, supplemented by courses of study at Kent’s Hill, and at the Maine State College, Orono. He studied law in the office of B.K. Kalloch, and was admitted to the Knox county bar at the September term 1887. He was nominated and elected, clerk of courts by the Republicans in the fall of 1888. His records are models of exactness and his dockets are objects of repeated commendation by both bench and bar. Into the office he has introduced a number of systems and reforms of own, simplifying the business, and his whole conduct of the office has been such as to win him the heartiest words of praise from all.
“Mr. Ulmer was appointed a trial justice in 1891. A large number of cases have been tried before him, and his decisions have uniformly been in the highest way commendable. Mr. Ulmer was elected last winter to the captaincy of the Tillson Light Infantry, a position he fills with much merit, and under his charge the company is rapidly taking advanced rank as a member of the military of our state.”