COUDREY, Harry Marcy, (1867 - 1930)


Campaign button, 1904-1908, Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives

COUDREY, Harry Marcy, a Representative from Missouri; born in Brunswick, Chariton County, Mo., February 28, 1867; moved with his parents to St. Louis, Mo., in 1878; attended the public schools of Brunswick and St. Louis and was graduated from the Manual Training School at St. Louis in 1886; elected a member of the municipal house of delegates of St. Louis and served from 1897 to 1899, inclusive; became interested in various business enterprises in St. Louis; successfully contested as a Republican the election of Ernest E. Wood to the Fifty-ninth Congress; reelected to the Sixtieth and Sixty-first Congresses and served from June 23, 1906, to March 3, 1911; was not a candidate for renomination in 1910 to the Sixty-second Congress; moved to New York City in 1911; engaged in the real estate, insurance, and publishing businesses; died in Norfolk, Va., July 5, 1930; interment in Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo.