Kenneth R. Harding

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Kenneth R. Harding
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Sergeant at Arms of the United States House of Representatives
In office
October 1, 1972 – February 29, 1980
Preceded by Zeake W. Johnson Jr.
Succeeded by Benjamin J. Guthrie
Personal details
Born (1914-03-28)March 28, 1914
Medina, New York
Died October 3, 2007(2007-10-03) (aged 93)
Ormond Beach, Florida

Kenneth R. Harding (March 28, 1914 – October 3, 2007) served as Sergeant at Arms of the United States House of Representatives from October 1, 1972 until February 29, 1980.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Harding was born on March 28, 1914, in Medina, New York. His parents were Victor Hunt Harding and Edith Falk Harding. He graduated from George Washington University Law School in 1937. He married his first wife, Jane Wedderburn Harding, in 1938. The couple were married for 68 years until her death in 2005.

Career[edit]

Harding served in the U.S. Navy for three years and the U.S. Air Force Reserves for ten years. He retired from the Reserves as a full Colonel. He went on to become executive director of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in 1954, which he held for 18 years.[1]

Harding worked in some capacity on Capitol Hill for over thirty years. Harding served as Sergeant at Arms of the United States House of Representatives from October 1, 1972 until February 29, 1980.[1] He moved to Ormond Beach, Florida, upon his retirement.[1]

Death[edit]

Kenneth R. Harding died of pneumonia at Ormond Beach Memorial Hospital in Florida on October 3, 2007, at the age of 93.[1] He was survived by his second wife, Ruth Campbell Harding, three sons, and fourteen grandchildren, including actor and television host, Zay Harding.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Kenneth R. Harding". Associated Press (Legacy.com). 2007-10-08. Retrieved 2007-10-13. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Zeake W. Johnson Jr.
Sergeant at Arms of the United States House of Representatives
October 1, 1972 – February 29, 1980
Succeeded by
Benjamin J. Guthrie