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Harry Conrad GAHN

(1880-1962)

GAHN, Harry Conrad, a Representative from Ohio; born in Elmore, Ottawa County, Ohio, April 26, 1880; attended the public schools; taught school three years; was graduated from the law department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1904; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Cleveland, Ohio; attorney for the Cleveland Legal Aid Society 1909-1911; member of the city council 1910-1921, serving as its president in 1918 and 1919; member of the Cleveland River and Harbor Commission 1911-1921; treasurer of the American Association of Port Authorities 1912-1919; was in charge of Liberty Loan campaigns in his district during the First World War; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1921-March 3, 1923); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1922 to the Sixty-eighth Congress and for election in 1936 to the Seventy-fifth Congress; resumed the practice of his profession; solicitor for Independence, Ohio, 1936-1956; died in Cleveland, Ohio, November 2, 1962; interment in Elmore Community Cemetery, Elmore, Ohio.

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

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