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Henry HEITFELD

(1859-1938)
Senate Years of Service:
1897-1901; 1901-1903
Party:
Populist; Democrat

HEITFELD, Henry, a Senator from Idaho; born in St. Louis, Mo., January 12, 1859; attended public and private schools; moved to Kansas, then Washington, and finally to Lewiston, Idaho, in 1883; engaged in agricultural pursuits and stock raising; member, State senate 1894-1897; elected as a Populist to the United States Senate January 28, 1897, and served from March 4, 1897, to March 3, 1903; was not a candidate for reelection in 1902; unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Idaho in 1904; mayor of Lewiston 1905-1909; register of the United States land office at Lewiston 1914-1922; engaged in fruit growing; member of the board of county commissioners 1930-1936, serving two terms as chairman; retired in 1938 and resided in Spokane, Wash., until his death in that city on October 21, 1938; interment in Normal Hill Cemetery, Lewiston, Idaho.

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

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