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Harry DARBY

(1895-1987)
Senate Years of Service:
1949-1950
Party:
Republican

DARBY, Harry, a Senator from Kansas; born in Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kans., January 23, 1895; attended the public schools; graduated from the University of Illinois in 1917 and 1929; during the First World War served in the United States Army 1917-1919, attaining the rank of captain; industrialist and farmer-stockman with business interests in railroads, steel, banking, insurance, retail sales, and utility companies; chairman, State highway commission 1933-1937; appointed on December 2, 1949, as a Republican to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Clyde M. Reed, and served from December 2, 1949, to November 28, 1950, a successor having been elected; was not a candidate for election to fill the vacancy; resumed business and political activities; was a resident of Kansas City, Kans., until his death there on January 17, 1987; interment in Highland Park Cemetery.

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

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