Henry Wilson Temple

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This article is about the Pennsylvania Congressman. For the British Statesman, see Henry Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston.
Temple during his seminary days

Henry Wilson Temple (March 31, 1864 – January 11, 1955) was a Progressive and a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Temple was born in Belle Center, Ohio. He graduated from Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, in 1883, and from the Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, in 1887. Before his ordination to the ministry, he worked at Reformed Presbyterian congregations in and around Mankato, Kansas. After his ordination, he served as the pastor of churches in Jefferson County, Leechburg, and Washington, Pennsylvania. He worked as professor of political science at Washington and Jefferson College in Washington, Pennsylvania, from 1898 to 1913.

Temple was elected as a Progressive to the Sixty-third Congress. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection to succeed himself in 1914. However, he was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fourth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of William Brown, and was reelected to the Sixty-fifth and to the seven succeeding Congresses. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1932. He worked as professor of international relations in Washington and Jefferson College from 1933 until his retirement in 1947. He died in Washington, Pennsylvania, and is buried in Washington Cemetery.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Charles Matthews
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 24th congressional district

1913–1915
Succeeded by
William Brown1
Preceded by
William Brown2
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 24th congressional district

1915–1923
Succeeded by
Samuel Kendall
Preceded by
Milton Shreve
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 25th congressional district

1923–1933
Succeeded by
Charles Faddis
Notes and references
1. Brown was certified as the winner of the election, but died before he could be seated.
2. As representative-elect.