BURNHAM, Henry Eben, (1844 - 1917)

Senate Years of Service: 1901-1913
Party: Republican

Library of Congress

BURNHAM, Henry Eben, a Senator from New Hampshire; born in Dunbarton, Merrimack County, N.H., November 8, 1844; attended the public schools and Kimball Union Academy; graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., in 1865; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1868 and commenced practice in Manchester; engaged in banking and insurance; member, State house of representatives 1873-1874; treasurer of Hillsboro County 1875-1877; judge of probate for Hillsboro County 1876-1879; member of the constitutional convention of 1889; chairman of the Republican State convention in 1888; served as ballot-law commissioner 1892-1900; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1901; reelected in 1907 and served from March 4, 1901, to March 3, 1913; was not a candidate for reelection; chairman, Committee on Cuban Relations (Fifty-eighth through Sixtieth Congresses), Committee on Claims (Sixty-first Congress), Committee on Agriculture and Forestry (Sixty-second Congress); resumed the practice of law; died in Manchester, N.H., February 8, 1917; interment in Pine Grove Cemetery.