Philip Ritz (1827-1889) was an American statesman, orchardist, and publisher based in Walla Walla, Washington Territory. Ritz was born in Pennsylvania and was an early emigrant to Washington Territory, where he became a successful orchard owner and local statesmen. In 1869, Ritz ran against Miles C. Moore in a failed bid for the governorship of Washington Territory. The town of Ritzville, Washington, is named after Ritz, who founded a homestead there in 1878.