BRIDGES, Henry Styles (Styles), (1898 - 1961)

Senate Years of Service: 1937-1961
Party: Republican

Courtesy U.S. Senate Historical Office

BRIDGES, Henry Styles (Styles), a Senator from New Hampshire; born in West Pembroke, Washington County, Maine, September 9, 1898; attended the public schools; graduated from the University of Maine at Orono in 1918; instructor at Sanderson Academy, Ashfield, Mass., 1918-1919; member of the extension staff of the University of New Hampshire at Durham 1921-1922; secretary of the New Hampshire Farm Bureau Federation 1922-1923; editor of the Granite Monthly Magazine 1924-1926; director and secretary of the New Hampshire Investment Co. 1924-1929; member of the New Hampshire Public Service Commission 1930-1934; lieutenant in the United States Army Reserve Corps 1925-1937; Governor of New Hampshire 1934-1936; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1936, reelected in 1942, 1948, 1954, and again in 1960, and served from January 3, 1937, until his death on November 26, 1961; minority leader 1952-1953; served as President pro tempore of the Senate during the Eighty-third Congress; chairman, Joint Committee on Foreign Economic Cooperation (Eightieth Congress), Joint Committee on Inaugural Arrangements (Eighty-second and Eighty-fourth Congresses), Committee on Appropriations (Eightieth and Eighty-third Congresses), Republican Policy Committee (Eighty-fourth through Eighty-seventh Congresses); died in East Concord, New Hampshire, November 26, 1961; interment in Pine Grove Cemetery.


American National Biography; Dictionary of American Biography; Kiepper, James J. Styles Bridges: Yankee Senator. Sugar Hill, NH: Phoenix Publishing, 2001; U.S. Congress. Memorial Services for Henry S. Bridges. 87th Cong., 2nd sess., 1962. Washington, D.C.: Govt. Printing Office, 1962.