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James Birney Harsh

James Birney Harsh, American banker, lawyer. member Harsh & Stafford, also Harsh & Higbee. Chairman Republican State Convention, Iowa, 1888; member Iowa Senate, 8 years; Mason.

Background

  • Harsh, James Birney was born on September 8, 1845 in Clinton Company, Ohio, United States. Son of Daniel and Nancy (McKay) Harsh.

  • Education

    • Educated Lombard College, Galesburg, Illinois (non-graduate).

    Career

    • Sergt. Company K, 148th Illinois Vol. Infantry, Civil War. President J. B. Harsh & Company, bankers, Creston, Iowa, 1870, Harsh & Perrin, 1875. President Creston National Bank, since 1880, Creston Loan & Trust Company, 1880-1805, Land Credit Bank, since 1905, Union Hardware Company Founder, 1871, and editor Creston Daily and Weekly Gazette.

      Lawyer; member Harsh & Stafford, also Harsh & Higbee. Chairman Republican State Convention, Iowa, 1888. Member Iowa Senate, 8 years.

      Mayor Creston, 2 terms. President Creston District Fair, Blue Grass League of Southwest Iowa, Blue Grass Palace. President board of trustees Lombard College Universalist.

    Membership

    Member Harsh & Stafford, also Harsh & Higbee. Chairman Republican State Convention, Iowa, 1888. Member Iowa Senate, 8 years.

    Connections

    • Married Anna E. Slater, July 1, 1869.
    • father: Daniel Harsh
    • mother: Nancy (McKay) Harsh
    • spouse: Anna E. Slater
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    Born September 8, 1845
    Died June 19, 1923
    (aged 77)
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