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Harrison Eugene HAVENS

(1837-1916)

HAVENS, Harrison Eugene, a Representative from Missouri; born in Franklin County, Ohio, December 15, 1837; attended the common schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Ohio; served as captain of Company H, Forty-seventh Regiment, Iowa Volunteer Infantry, in the Union Army during the Civil War; moved to Illinois, thence to Iowa, and from there to Springfield, Mo., in 1867, becoming editor of the Springfield Patriot; elected as a Republican to the Forty-second and Forty-third Congresses (March 4, 1871-March 3, 1875); chairman, Committee on Public Expenditures (Forty-third Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1874 to the Forty-fourth Congress and also to the State senate in 1878; superintendent of the Springfield & Western Missouri Railway Co. in 1881; resumed the practice of his profession in Springfield, Mo.; prosecuting attorney in 1893 and 1894; moved to Enid, Garfield County, Okla, and engaged in newspaper pursuits 1901-1906; moved to Herradura, Cuba, and engaged in planting; died in Havana, Cuba, where he had been taken on account of illness, August 16, 1916; interment in Colon Cemetery.

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

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