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Henry Joseph Steele
Birth: May 10, 1860
Easton
Northampton County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Mar. 19, 1933
Easton
Northampton County
Pennsylvania, USA

US Congressman. He graduated from Stevens Business College in 1875, studied law, was admitted to the bar, and began a practice in 1881. Steele was a member of Eastons's Board of Education from 1889 to 1893 and was City Solicitor from 1889 to 1895. In 1891 he was a Delegate to the state constitutional convention. Active in the state and national bar associations, in 1914 Steele served as President of the Pennsylvania Bar Association. In 1914 he was elected as a Democrat to the US House of Representatives, succeeding A. Mitchell Palmer, who ran unsuccessfully for the US Senate, and later served as US Attorney General. Steele served three terms, 1915 to 1921, and did not run for reelection in 1920. He then returned to practicing law and was involved in several businesses, including serving as President of the Northampton Trust Company and a Director of the Lehigh Valley Transit and Pennsylvania Motor Companies. In 1917 he was one of the organizers of the Easton Publishing Company, which merged the Express and Argus newspapers into the Express-Times, of which Steele was Editorial Page Editor. He was also active in the Northampton County Historical Society, serving as President in 1928 and presenting several papers on the history of the county bar and courts. (bio by: Bill McKern) 
 
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Easton Cemetery
Easton
Northampton County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
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Record added: Apr 12, 2008
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Henry Joseph Steele
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Henry Joseph Steele
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