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Henry Joseph STEELE

(1860-1933)

STEELE, Henry Joseph, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Easton, Northampton County, Pa., May 10, 1860; attended the public schools, and was graduated from Stevens College of Business in 1875; studied law; was admitted to the bar on May 16, 1881, and commenced practice in Easton, Pa.; member of the board of education 1889-1893; city solicitor 1889-1895; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1891; president of the Pennsylvania Bar Association in 1914; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-fourth, Sixty-fifth, and Sixty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1915-March 3, 1921); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1920; resumed the practice of law in Easton, Pa.; served as a director of the Lehigh Valley Transit Co. and of the Pennsylvania Motor Co.; died in Easton, Pa., March 19, 1933; interment in Easton Cemetery.

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

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