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BARNHART, Henry A.

1858–1934

Biography

BARNHART, Henry A., a Representative from Indiana; born near Twelve Mile, Cass County, Ind., September 11, 1858; attended the common schools, Amboy Academy, and Wabash Normal Training School; teacher; farmer; surveyor of Fulton County, Ind., 1885-1887; newspaper publisher; businessman; director of the United States Bank Trust Co.; director, Indiana State Prison, 1893; hospital executive; elected as a Democrat to the Sixtieth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Abram L. Brick; reelected to the Sixty-first and to the four succeeding Congresses (November 3, 1908-March 3, 1919); unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Sixty-sixth Congress in 1918; lecturer; died on March 26, 1934, in Rochester, Ind.; interment in the Mausoleum, Rochester, Ind.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Indiana State Library

Indianapolis, IN
Papers: 1880-1940, 13 boxes. The papers of Henry A. Barnhart contain chiefly business and political correspondence, his correspondence as owner of the Rochester Sentinel, relating to operational costs, advertising, editorials, and news stories, and to Northern Indiana Editorial Association; correspondence as president of Rochester Telephone Company, relating to operational costs, rates, industry regulations, and employee relations, and Indiana Telephone Association and National Telephone Association; and political correspondence relating to Henry Barnhart's activities as U.S. Representative (1908-1919), including constituent correspondence dealing with local politics and political appointments, and national issues such as World War I, National Security League, and women's suffrage; together with family correspondence and papers, scrapbooks, mementos, and other papers. A finding aid is available in the repository.
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