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Henry Riggs RATHBONE

(1870-1928)

RATHBONE, Henry Riggs, (grandson of Ira Harris), a Representative from Illinois; born in Washington, D.C., February 12, 1870; was graduated from Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass., in 1887, from Yale University in 1892, and from the law department of the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1894; was admitted to the bar in 1895 and commenced practice in Chicago, Ill.; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1916; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-eighth, Sixty-ninth, and Seventieth Congresses and served from March 4, 1923, until his death; chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of Commerce (Sixty-ninth Congress); nominated for reelection in 1928; died at Chicago, Ill., on July 15, 1928; interment in Rosehill Cemetery.

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

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