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Harry Hunter SELDOMRIDGE

(1864-1927)

SELDOMRIDGE, Harry Hunter, a Representative from Colorado; born in Philadelphia, Pa., October 1, 1864; attended the public schools of Philadelphia; moved to Colorado Springs, Colo., in February 1878; was graduated from Colorado College at Colorado Springs in 1885; city editor of the Colorado Springs Gazette 1886-1888; engaged in the grain and hay business in 1888; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1896; member of the State senate 1896-1904; member and president of the State charter convention at Colorado Springs in 1909; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-third Congress (March 4, 1913-March 3, 1915); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1914 to the Sixty-fourth Congress; resumed his former business pursuits; receiver of the Mercantile National Bank of Pueblo 1915-1923; appointed public trustee of El Paso County, Colo., by Governor Sweet; died at Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colo., November 2, 1927; interment in Evergreen Cemetery.

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

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