Harry C. Gahn

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Harry C. Gahn
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 21st district
In office
March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1923
Preceded by John J. Babka
Succeeded by Robert Crosser
Personal details
Born Harry Conrad Gahn
(1880-04-26)April 26, 1880
Elmore, Ohio
Died November 2, 1962(1962-11-02) (aged 82)
Cleveland, Ohio
Resting place Harris-Elmore Union Cemetery, Elmore
Political party Republican
Alma mater University of Michigan Law School

Harry Conrad Gahn (April 26, 1880 - November 2, 1962) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Life and career[edit]

Born in Elmore, Ohio, Gahn attended the public schools. He taught school three years. He was graduated from the law department of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1904. He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Cleveland, Ohio. Attorney for the Cleveland Legal Aid Society 1909-1911. He served as member of the city council 1910-1921, serving as its president in 1918 and 1919. He served as member of the Cleveland River and Harbor Commission 1911-1921. Treasurer of the American Association of Port Authorities 1912-1919. He was in charge of Liberty Loan campaigns in his district during the First World War.

Gahn was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1921-March 3, 1923). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1922 to the Sixty-eighth Congress and for election in 1936 to the Seventy-fifth Congress. He resumed the practice of his profession. He served as solicitor for Independence, Ohio from 1936 to 1956. He died in Cleveland, Ohio, November 2, 1962. He was interred in the Harris-Elmore Union Cemetery, Elmore, Ottawa County, Ohio.

Gahn was a member of the Masons and Knights of Pythias.[1]

Source[edit]

  1. ^ Neff, William B, ed. (1921). Bench and Bar of Northern Ohio History and Biography. Cleveland: The Historical Publishing Company. p. 404. 

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