J. Eugene Harding

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John Eugene Harding
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1907 – March 3, 1909
Preceded by Robert M. Nevin
Succeeded by James M. Cox
Member of the Ohio Senate
from the 2nd and 4th district
In office
January 4, 1904 – December 31, 1905
Preceded by W F Roudebush
Succeeded by Isaac E. Huffman
Personal details
Born (1877-06-27)June 27, 1877
Excello, Ohio
Died July 26, 1959(1959-07-26) (aged 82)
New Haven, Connecticut
Resting place Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, Ohio
Political party Republican
Alma mater University of Michigan

John Eugene Harding (June 27, 1877 – July 26, 1959) was a businessman and member of the United States House of Representatives from Ohio.

Harding was born in Excello, Ohio, the son of paper manufacturer Abram E. Harding and his wife Christine. He attended the public schools in nearby Amanda Village, and the Pennsylvania Military Academy at Chester. He graduated from the University of Michigan.

He engaged in business and industrial enterprises in Middletown, Ohio, including the family paper business, Harding Paper Company, which had a mill at Excello.

He was elected member of the Ohio Senate in 1902. In 1906 he was elected as a Republican to the Sixtieth Congress from Ohio’s Third District. He was defeated as an independent candidate in 1908. He was a delegate to the Republican State convention in 1910.

Retiring from public service, he engaged in the paper business in Chicago, Illinois, until he moved to New York City, where he was associated with the Pure Oil Co. from 1921 to 1926. He engaged in industrial enterprises until he retired in 1949.

Harding died in New Haven, Connecticut, aged 82. He was interred in Woodside Cemetery, Middletown, Ohio.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Robert M. Nevin
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 3rd congressional district

Succeeded by
James M. Cox