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BRIDGES, Henry Styles (Styles)

(1898—1961)

Senate Years of Service: 1937-1961
Party: Republican

BRIDGES, Henry Styles (Styles), a Senator from New Hampshire; born in West Pembroke, Washington County, Maine, September 9, 1898; attended the public schools; graduated from the University of Maine at Orono in 1918; instructor at Sanderson Academy, Ashfield, Mass., 1918-1919; member of the extension staff of the University of New Hampshire at Durham 1921-1922; secretary of the New Hampshire Farm Bureau Federation 1922-1923; editor of the Granite Monthly Magazine 1924-1926; director and secretary of the New Hampshire Investment Co. 1924-1929; member of the New Hampshire Public Service Commission 1930-1934; lieutenant in the United States Army Reserve Corps 1925-1937; Governor of New Hampshire 1934-1936; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1936, 1942, 1948, 1954, and again in 1960, and served from January 3, 1937, until his death on November 26, 1961; minority leader 1952-1953; served as President pro tempore of the Senate during the Eighty-third Congress; chairman, Joint Committee on Foreign Economic Cooperation (Eightieth Congress), Joint Committee on Inaugural Arrangements (Eighty-second and Eighty-fourth Congresses), Committee on Appropriations (Eightieth and Eighty-third Congresses), Republican Policy Committee (Eighty-fourth through Eighty-seventh Congresses); died in East Concord, N.H., November 26, 1961; interment in Pine Grove Cemetery.


Bibliography

American National Biography ; Dictionary of American Biography ; Kiepper, James J. Styles Bridges: Yankee Senator . Sugar Hill, NH: Phoenix Publishing, 2001; U.S. Congress. Memorial Services for Henry S. Bridges . 87th Cong., 2nd sess., 1962. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1962.

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

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