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Joseph Hendrix Himes (August 15, 1885 – September 9, 1960) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Joseph H. Himes
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 16th district
In office
March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1923
Preceded byRoscoe C. McCulloch
Succeeded byJohn McSweeney
Personal details
Joseph Hendrix Himes

(1885-08-15)August 15, 1885
New Oxford, Pennsylvania
DiedSeptember 9, 1960(1960-09-09) (aged 75)
Washington, D.C.
Resting placeFort Lincoln Cemetery
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materGettysburg College
Penn State

Life and careerEdit

Born in New Oxford, Pennsylvania, Himes attended the public schools, Gettysburg College, and Pennsylvania State College. He was employed in the steel industry and later engaged as banker.

Himes was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1921 – March 3, 1923). He was an unsuccessful candidate in 1922 for reelection to the Sixty-eighth Congress. He then moved to Frederick, MD in 1925 and took possession of the mansion known as Prospect Hall (Frederick, Maryland) where he lived with his family until 1958, entertaining and hosting dignitaries and US Presidents like Franklin Delano Roosevelt en route to Shangri-La, later dubbed Camp David.

Himes was the founder, president, and chairman of the board of directors of Group Hospitalization, Inc., Washington, D.C.. He engaged in various business interests in Washington, New York City, and elsewhere.

He died in Washington, D.C., on September 9, 1960, and was interred in Fort Lincoln Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "Joseph H. Himes (id: H000626)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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