GARBER, Harvey Cable, (1866 - 1938)


Campaign button, 1902, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

GARBER, Harvey Cable, a Representative from Ohio; born in Hill Grove, Darke County, Ohio, July 6, 1866; moved to Greenville, Ohio, with his parents in 1872; attended the public schools; manager of the Western Union Telegraph Co.; superintendent of the Central Union Telephone Co. for Ohio, and served four years as assistant general solicitor; member of the State house of representatives 1890-1893; chairman of the Democratic State committee in 1901 and chairman of the Democratic State executive committee 1902-1908; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-eighth and Fifty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1903-March 3, 1907); was not a candidate for renomination; moved to Columbus, Ohio, in 1910 and served as assistant to the president of the Bell Telephone Co. in Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois 1910-1915; also studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1921 and commenced practice in Columbus, Ohio; died at his winter home in Naples, Fla., March 23, 1938; interment in Greenville Cemetery, Greenville, Ohio.