Harry C. Mason

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Harry C. Mason
Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives
In office
January 3, 1898 – December 31, 1899
Preceded by David L. Sleeper
Succeeded by Arlington G. Reynolds
Personal details
Born (1867-05-22)May 22, 1867
Cleveland, Ohio
Died August 1, 1901(1901-08-01) (aged 34)
Prescott, Arizona Territory
Political party Republican

Harry C. Mason was a politician from Cleveland, Ohio, United States who served as Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives.

Harry C. Mason was born in Cleveland, Ohio on May 22, 1867.[1][2] He lived in Ravenna, Sylvania, and Madison before returning to Cleveland in 1889.[1] He studied law at night while working as a stenographer, and was admitted to the bar in 1891.[2] He formed a partnership with F. L. Taft under the name Mason & Taft.[2]

In 1895, Mason was elected to the 72nd General Assembly, 1896 and 1897, of the Ohio House of Representatives as one of the representatives from Cuyahoga County, Ohio.[1][2] He was re-elected in 1897, and during the 73rd General Assembly, 1898 and 1899, was chosen Speaker of the House by a coalition of Democrats and Republicans opposed to bossism.[2]

Mason was a Republican, and a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Knights of Pythias, and Sons of Veterans.[2]

He died of tuberculosis in 1901.[3]


  1. ^ a b c Mercer and Vallandigham, p. 152.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Manual, p. 381.
  3. ^ "Ex Speaker Mason Dead", Hamilton Daily Republican-News, Friday, August 02, 1901, Hamilton, Ohio, United States Of America