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Harry Howland MASON

(1873-1946)

MASON, Harry Howland, a Representative from Illinois; born on a farm in McLean County, near Farmer City, De Witt County, Ill., December 16, 1873; moved to Delavan, Tazewell County, with his parents and attended the public schools; engaged in newspaper work; moved to Pawnee, Sangamon County, Ill., in 1903 and engaged in the newspaper publishing business; secretary to Congressman J. Earl Major 1930-1933; treasurer of Sangamon County in 1933 and 1934; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fourth Congress (January 3, 1935-January 3, 1937); was not a candidate for renomination in 1936; resumed the newspaper publishing business in Pawnee, Ill.; died March 10, 1946, in Springfield, Ill.; interment in Prairie Rest Cemetery, Delavan, Ill.

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

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