CASSEL, Henry Burd, (1855 - 1926)


”Around the Capital” (detail), engraving, Thomas Fleming, 1902, Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

CASSEL, Henry Burd, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Marietta, Lancaster County, Pa., October 19, 1855; attended the public schools of Marietta and Columbia Classical Institute; engaged in the wholesale and retail lumber business; member of the Republican county committee in 1881; chairman of the county committee in 1893; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1896; member of the State house of representatives in 1898 and 1900; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Marriott Brosius; reelected to the Fifty-eighth, Fifty-ninth, and Sixtieth Congresses and served from November 5, 1901, to March 3, 1909; chairman, Committee on Accounts (Fifty-ninth Congress); engaged in business as a manufacturer and contractor; died in Marietta, Pa., April 28, 1926; interment in Marietta Cemetery.