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Harry Stewart NEW

(1858-1937)
Senate Years of Service:
1917-1923
Party:
Republican

NEW, Harry Stewart, a Senator from Indiana; born in Indianapolis, Ind., December 31, 1858; attended the public schools and Butler University, Indianapolis, Ind.; served with the Indianapolis Journal as reporter, editor, part owner, and publisher 1878-1903; member, State senate 1896-1900; member, Republican National Committee 1900-1912, chairman 1907-1908; captain and assistant adjutant general in the Seventh Army Corps during the Spanish-American War; engaged in the stone quarrying and construction business; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1917, to March 3, 1923; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1922; chairman, Committee on Territories (Sixty-sixth Congress), Committee on Territories and Insular Possessions (Sixty-seventh Congress); appointed Postmaster General in the Cabinet of President Warren Harding in 1923; reappointed by President Calvin Coolidge in 1925 and served until 1929; retired from active business pursuits and resided in Washington, D.C.; United States Commissioner, Century of Progress Exposition, Chicago, Ill., 1933; died in Baltimore, Md., May 9, 1937; interment in the Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Ind.

Bibliography

American National Biography; Dictionary of American Biography; McMains, Howard F., ed. “Booth Tarkington and the League of Nations: Advice for Senator Harry S. New.” Indiana Magazine of History 84 (December 1988): 343-52.

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

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