Henry B. Harshaw

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Henry B. Harshaw
Treasurer of Wisconsin
In office
Preceded by Edward C. McFetridge
Succeeded by John Hunner
Personal details
Born Henry Baldwin Harshaw
June 14, 1842
Argyle, New York
Died December 25, 1900 (aged 58)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Citizenship  United States
Political party Republican
Occupation Postmaster of Oshkosh
Circuit Court clerk
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch Union Army
Unit 2nd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment
Battles/wars American Civil War

Henry B. Harshaw was Treasurer of Wisconsin.


Harshaw was born Henry Baldwin Harshaw on June 14, 1842 in Argyle, New York.[1] He moved to Oshkosh, Wisconsin in 1854.[2] Harshaw married Georgia M. Finney in 1864. During the American Civil War, he served with the 2nd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment. While serving, he would be severely wounded and ultimately lose his left arm. Harshaw died of tongue cancer in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on December 25, 1900.

Political career[edit]

Harshaw was Treasurer from 1887 to 1891. Additionally, he was Postmaster of Oshkosh and a circuit court clerk. He was a Republican.


  1. ^ "Henry Baldwin Harshaw". Political Graveyard. Retrieved 2011-10-13. 
  2. ^ "Biography: Winnebago County, Wisconsin: Henry B. Harshaw". USGenWeb Archives. Archived from the original on 2012-04-21. Retrieved 2011-10-13. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Edward C. McFetridge
Treasurer of Wisconsin
Succeeded by
John Hunner