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Harry Howland Mason (December 16, 1873 – March 10, 1946) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois.

Harry H. Mason
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 21st district
In office
January 3, 1935 – January 3, 1937
Preceded byJames Earl Major
Succeeded byFrank W. Fries
Personal details
Born(1873-12-16)December 16, 1873
Farmer City, Illinois
DiedMarch 10, 1946(1946-03-10) (aged 72)
Springfield, Illinois
Political partyDemocratic

Born on a farm in McLean County, near Farmer City, Illinois, Mason moved to Delavan, with his parents and attended the public schools. He moved to Pawnee, Illinois, in 1903 and engaged in the newspaper publishing business. Mason was a secretary for Congressman J. Earl Major from 1930 to 1933. He served as treasurer of Sangamon County in 1933 and 1934.

Mason was elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-fourth Congress. He was not a candidate for renomination in 1936, and returned to newspaper publishing in Pawnee. He died March 10, 1946, in Springfield, Illinois, and was interred in Prairie Rest Cemetery in Delavan, Illinois.


  • United States Congress. "Harry H. Mason (id: M000214)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
James Earl Major
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 21st congressional district

Succeeded by
Frank W. Fries