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Harry Stewart New

New, Harry Stewart, 1858–1937, U.S. Postmaster General (1923–29) and politician, b. Indianapolis. He was long connected (1878–1903) with the Indianapolis Journal. New was an Indiana state senator (1896–1900), chairman (1907–8) of the Republican National Committee, and served (1917–23) in the U.S. Senate, where he was a leader in the fight against the League of Nations. As Postmaster General under Warren G. Harding and Calvin Coolidge, New gave great stimulus to commercial aviation by giving contracts to private firms to carry airmail.

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