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Harry Webster MUSSELWHITE

(1868-1955)

MUSSELWHITE, Harry Webster, a Representative from Michigan; born on a farm near Coldwater, Branch County, Mich., May 23, 1868; attended the district school and the high school in Coldwater, Mich.; apprenticed, and later employed, as a printer in Coldwater, Mich., 1886-1888; moved to Detroit, Mich., in 1888 and was employed as a newspaper reporter 1888-1905; served as city editor and sports writer of the Grand Rapids Herald 1905-1914; moved to Manistee, Mich., and became owner, editor, and publisher of the Manistee Daily News-Advocate 1915-1928; supervisor of census for the ninth Michigan district in 1920 and for the fourth Michigan district in 1930; member and vice chairman of the Michigan Hospital Commission 1927-1932; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third Congress (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1935); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1934 to the Seventy-fourth Congress; engaged in the management of newspaper properties until his retirement; died in San Lorenzo, Calif., December 14, 1955; interment in Cypress Lawn Cemetery, Colma, Calif.

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

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