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Harvey HELM

(1865-1919)

HELM, Harvey, a Representative from Kentucky; born in Danville, Boyle County, Ky., December 2, 1865; attended the Stanford Male Academy and was graduated from the Central University of Kentucky in 1887; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1890 and began practice in Stanford, Ky.; member of the State house of representatives in 1894; county attorney of Lincoln County 1897-1905; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1900; elected as a Democrat to the Sixtieth and to the six succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1907, until his death before the commencement of the Sixty-sixth Congress; chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of War (Sixty-second Congress), Committee on the Census (Sixty-third through Sixty-fifth Congresses); died in Columbus, Miss., March 3, 1919; interment in Buffalo Spring Cemetery, Stanford, Ky.

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

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