HOLLIS, Henry French, (1869 - 1949)

Senate Years of Service: 1913-1919
Party: Democrat

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HOLLIS, Henry French, a Senator from New Hampshire; born in Concord, N.H., August 30, 1869; attended the public schools and studied under private tutors; engaged in civil engineering for the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad in 1886 and 1887; graduated from Harvard University in 1892; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1893 and commenced practice in Concord; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1900 to the Fifty-seventh Congress; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for Governor in 1902 and 1904; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate for the term beginning March 4, 1913, and served from March 13, 1913, until March 3, 1919; declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1918; chairman, Committee on Enrolled Bills (Sixty-third through Sixty-fifth Congresses); regent of the Smithsonian Institution 1914-1919; United States representative to the Interallied War Finance Council 1918; member of the United States Liquidation Commission for France and England 1919; commenced the practice of international law in 1919; appointed to the International Bank of Bulgaria 1922; died in Paris, France, July 7, 1949; interment in Blossom Hill Cemetery, Concord, N.H.