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Harold Henderson EARTHMAN

(1900-1987)

EARTHMAN, Harold Henderson, a Representative from Tennessee; born in Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tenn., April 13, 1900; attended the public schools, Webb School at Bell Buckle, Tenn., Southern Methodist University at Dallas, Tex., and the University of Texas at Austin; during the First World War served in the United States Army as a private and was assigned to the Student’s Army Training Corps; moved to Nashville, Tenn., and engaged in the banking business 1921-1925; was admitted to the bar in 1926 and commenced the practice of law in Murfreesboro, Tenn.; also engaged in agricultural pursuits; resumed the study of law and was graduated from the law department of Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tenn., in 1927; served in the State house of representatives in 1931 and 1932; judge of Rutherford County, Tenn., 1942-1945; associate administrator of war bonds for the State of Tennessee 1940-1946; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-ninth Congress (January 3, 1945-January 3, 1947); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1946; resumed the practice of law; owner of Earthman Enterprises; was a resident of Murfreesboro, Tenn., until his death there on February 26, 1987; interment in Evergreen Cemetery.

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

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