CANFIELD, Harry Clifford, (1875 - 1945)


Campaign button, 1909-1916, Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

CANFIELD, Harry Clifford, a Representative from Indiana; born near Moores Hill, Dearborn County, Ind., November 22, 1875; attended the public schools, Moores Hill College, Central Normal College, Danville, Ind., and Vorhies Business College, Indianapolis, Ind.; taught school in Dearborn County 1896-1898; moved to Batesville, Ripley County, in 1899 and engaged in the manufacture of furniture; also interested in the jobbing of furniture, and in farming and banking; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-eighth and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1923-March 3, 1933); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1932; resumed the furniture manufacturing business in Batesville, Ind., where he died February 9, 1945; interment in the First Methodist Episcopal Cemetery.