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Henry DeHaven MOORMAN

(1880-1939)

MOORMAN, Henry DeHaven, a Representative from Kentucky; born on a farm near Glen Dean, Breckinridge County, Ky., June 9, 1880; attended the public schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1900 and commenced practice in Hardinsburg; also engaged in agricultural pursuits and in banking; county judge of Breckinridge County 1905-1909 and Commonwealth attorney of the ninth judicial district 1914-1927; served in the Spanish-American War as a private in Company C, First Regiment, Kentucky Volunteer Infantry, with service in Puerto Rico; during the First World War enlisted in the United States Army on January 14, 1918, and was assigned to Headquarters Company, Tenth Field Artillery; promoted to corporal and assigned to duty with the Judge Advocate General, Headquarters, Service of Supply, and was discharged April 1, 1919; elected as a Democrat to the Seventieth Congress (March 4, 1927-March 3, 1929); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1928 to the Seventy-first Congress; resumed his former professional and business pursuits in Hardinsburg, Ky.; died while on a visit in Hot Springs, Ark., February 3, 1939; interment in Ivy Hill Cemetery, Hardinsburg, Ky.

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

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