SCHWARTZ, Henry Herman (Harry), (1869 - 1955)

Senate Years of Service: 1937-1943
Party: Democrat

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SCHWARTZ, Henry Herman (Harry), a Senator from Wyoming; born on a farm near Fort Recovery, Mercer County, Ohio, May 18, 1869; educated in the public schools of Mercer County and Cincinnati, Ohio; engaged in the newspaper business at Fort Recovery, Ohio, 1892-1894 and at Sioux Falls, S.Dak., 1894-1896; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1895 and commenced practice in Sioux Falls; member, South Dakota house of representatives 1896-1897; chief of the field division of the United States General Land Office, at Spokane, Wash., and Helena, Mont., 1897-1907; special assistant to the Attorney General in 1907; chief of field service, General Land Office, Washington, D.C., 1907-1910; moved to Casper, Wyo., in 1915; president of the Casper Board of Education and the Natrona County High School Board 1928-1934; member, Wyoming State senate 1933-1935; unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate in 1930; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1936 and served from January 3, 1937, to January 3, 1943; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1942; chairman, Committee on Pensions (Seventy-seventh Congress); appointed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to the National Mediation Board 1943-1947; resumed the practice of law in Casper, Wyo., until his death there on April 24, 1955; interment in Highland Cemetery.