Harry Bartow HAWES, Congress, MO (1869-1947)

Senate Years of Service:

HAWES, Harry Bartow, (grandnephew of Albert Gallatin Hawes), a Representative and a Senator from Missouri; born in Covington, Kenton County, Ky., November 15, 1869; attended preparatory schools; moved to St. Louis, Mo., in 1887 and studied law; graduated from Washington University Law School at St. Louis in 1896; admitted to the bar, and commenced practice in that city; represented the Republic of Hawaii during its annexation to the United States; president of the St. Louis police board 1898-1904; member, State house of representatives 1916-1917; served during the First World War with the Military Intelligence Department of the General Staff, and later was assigned to the United States Embassy in Madrid, Spain; chief organizer of the Lakes-to-the-Gulf Deep Waterways Association; president of the Missouri Good Roads Federation and of the Federated Roads Council of St. Louis 1917-1920; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-seventh, Sixty-eighth, and Sixty-ninth Congresses and served from March 4, 1921, to October 15, 1926, when he resigned; elected on November 2, 1926, to the United States Senate as a Democrat to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Selden P. Spencer and on the same day was also elected for the full term commencing March 4, 1927; served from December 6, 1926, until his resignation effective February 3, 1933, to devote his time to the wildlife conservation movement and to the practice of law; served as counsel for the Philippine Commonwealth; engaged in the practice of law in Washington, D.C., until his death there on July 31, 1947; remains were cremated and the ashes scattered in the Current River near Doniphan, Mo.


Hawes, Harry B. Fish and Game: Now or Never. New York: D. Appleton-Century Co., 1935; Hawes, Harry B. Philippine Uncertainty: An American Problem. New York: Century Co., 1932.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present