Harmar Denny Denny Edit Profile
He attended St. Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire, in 1904, graduated from Yale University in 1908, and from the law school of the University of Pittsburgh in 1911.
During the First World War he served in the United States Army Air Corps as a first lieutenant and bombing pilot. Upon his return to Pennsylvania, he practiced law and was the director of public safety for the city of Pittsburgh in 1933 and 1934. He was an unsuccessful Republican candidate for mayor of Pittsburgh in 1941.
During the Second World War he served as a lieutenant colonel in the United States Army Air Corps as assistant air inspector, Eastern Flying Training Command, 1942 to 1945. At his retirement he was commissioned a lieutenant colonel in the United States Air Force. Denny was elected as a Republican to the Eighty-second Congress, defeating incumbent Democratic Congressman Harry J. Davenport in the Pennsylvania 29th district.
He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1952 when redistricting forced him into an election against incumbent Democratic Congressman Herman P. Eberharter in the 28th District. He died in Buxton, Derbyshire, England and is buried at Allegheny Cemetery in Pittsburgh's Lawrenceville neighborhood.
Member Civil aeronautics Board, since 1953, vice chairman, since 1954. Member national Executive Board Boy Scouts American, Carnegie Hero Fund Commission. Served with United States Army, A.S., World War I, as bombing pilot, First lieutenant.
Member S.A.R., Society of Cincinnati, Phi Delta Phi, Zeta Psi. Clubs: Columbia Country (Washington).
Married Mary Blair Burgwin, April. Children: Elizabeth Marshall (Mistress John B. Saxman), James O’Hara, Anne Burgwin (Mistress Archbald Angus).