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United States Senator

Henry Fountain Ashurst, American lawyer, ex-senator. member Arizona Territorial legislature, and speaker of House: elected to Territorial Senate, 1902; member United States Senate, 1912-1941, serving 5 terms. Democrat.

Background

Ashurst, Henry Fountain was born on September 13, 1874 in Winnemucca, Nevada, United States. Son of William Henry and Sarah Elizabeth (Bogard) Ashurst.

Education

Public Schools, Flagstaff, Arizona. Stockton, (California) Business College. University of Michigan, 1903-1904.

Career

Practice law Williams, Arizona, 1897. Admitted to Supreme Court of the United States Court bar, 1908. Member Arizona Territorial legislature, and speaker of House: elected to Territorial Senate, 1902.

Elected district attorney, Coconino County, 1904, re-elected, 1906. Member United States Senate, 1912-1941, serving 5 terms.

Membership

Member Arizona Territorial legislature, and speaker of House: elected to Territorial Senate, 1902. Member United States Senate, 1912-1941, serving 5 terms.

Connections

Married Elizabeth McEvoy Renoe, March 2, 1904.

father:
William Henry Ashurst

mother:
Sarah Elizabeth (Bogard) Ashurst

spouse:
Elizabeth McEvoy Renoe