Open main menu

Harry James Davenport (August 22, 1902 – December 19, 1977) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Henry J. Davenport
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 29th district
In office
January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1951
Preceded byJohn McDowell
Succeeded byHarmar D. Denny, Jr.
Personal details
Born(1902-08-22)August 22, 1902
Wilmerding, Pennsylvania
DiedDecember 19, 1977(1977-12-19) (aged 75)
Millvale, Pennsylvania
Political partyDemocratic

BiographyEdit

Harry J. Davenport was born in Wilmerding, Pennsylvania. He worked as a newspaper publisher. He was an unsuccessful candidate for nomination in 1946, but was elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-first Congress. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1950 against Republican Harmar D. Denny, Jr. and 1960. He worked as a lecturer and book salesman, and resided in Millvale, Pennsylvania, until his death. He died on December 19, 1977.

SourcesEdit

  • United States Congress. "Harry J. Davenport (id: D000071)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • The Political Graveyard
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John McDowell
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 29th congressional district

1949–1951
Succeeded by
Harmar D. Denny, Jr.