HARTER, Michael Daniel, (1846 - 1896)


”The Debate on the Silver Question in the House of Representatives, March 8th” (detail), Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper,1892, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

HARTER, Michael Daniel, (grandson of Robert Moore), a Representative from Ohio; born in Canton, Ohio, April 6, 1846; attended the public schools; engaged in mercantile pursuits and banking; moved to Mansfield, Ohio, in 1869; at the age of twenty-three became treasurer and manager of the Aultman & Taylor Co. upon its organization; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second and Fifty-third Congresses (March 4, 1891-March 3, 1895); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1894; moved to Philadelphia, Pa., but spent his summers in Mansfield; died in Fostoria, Ohio, February 22, 1896; interment in Mansfield Cemetery, Mansfield, Ohio.