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Henry Fountain Ashurst

  • Birth 13 Sep 1874 Winnemucca, Humboldt County, Nevada, USA
  • Death 31 May 1962 Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
  • Burial Prescott, Yavapai County, Arizona, USA
  • Memorial ID 7129226

U.S. Senator. He graduated from the Stockton Business College California, in 1896, studied law at the University of Michigan, was admitted to the bar in 1897 and commenced to practice law in Williams, Arizona. He was a member of the Arizona Territorial House of Representatives, (1897-99), served in the Arizona Territorial Senate in 1903 and was District Attorney of Coconino County, (1905-08). Upon the admission of Arizona as a State was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate, serving (1912-41). An unsuccessful candidate for re-nomination, he was chairman for the Committees on Indian Affairs, Industrial Expositions and to Investigate Trespassers on Indian Land. He was also appointed a member of the Board of Immigration Appeals in the Department of Justice, serving until he retired in 1943. In retirement, he devoting his time to classical poetry and made several public appearances. He died of a stroke at age 87.

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  • Added: 30 Jan 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7129226
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Fountain Ashurst (13 Sep 1874–31 May 1962), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7129226, citing Mountain View Cemetery, Prescott, Yavapai County, Arizona, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .