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Harry Elsworth NAREY

(1885-1962)

NAREY, Harry Elsworth, a Representative from Iowa; born in Spirit Lake, Dickinson County, Iowa, May 15, 1885; attended the public schools and Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa; was graduated from the State University of Iowa at Iowa City in 1907; was admitted to the bar the same year and commenced practice in Spirit Lake, Iowa; county attorney of Dickinson County, Iowa, 1914-1920 and 1943-1945; city attorney of Spirit Lake, Iowa, 1918-1943; delegate to the Republican State conventions 1916-1960; chairman of the Dickson County Republican Central Committee 1918-1943; elected as a Republican to the Seventy-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Vincent F. Harrington and served from November 3, 1942, to January 3, 1943; was not a candidate for reelection in 1942 to the Seventy-eighth Congress; again practiced law; appointed judge of the fourteenth judicial district of Iowa in 1944 and served until his resignation in 1959; resumed the private practice of law in Spirit Lake, Iowa, until his death August 18, 1962; interment in Lakeview Cemetery.

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

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