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Henry A. BARNHART

(1858-1934)

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.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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