Henry Wilder KEYES, Congress, NH (1863-1938)

Senate Years of Service:

KEYES, Henry Wilder, a Senator from New Hampshire; born in Newbury, Orange County, Vt., May 23, 1863; attended public and private schools; attended New Hampshire College and Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H.; graduated from Harvard University in 1887; engaged in agricultural pursuits; member, State house of representatives 1891-1895, 1915-1917; member, State senate 1903-1905; treasurer of the State license commission 1903-1915; chairman of the State excise commission 1915-1917; Governor of New Hampshire 1917-1919; president of the Woodsville (N.H.) National Bank; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1918; reelected in 1924 and 1930 and served from March 4, 1919, to January 3, 1937; was not a candidate for renomination in 1936; chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Post Office Department (Sixty-sixth Congress), Committee to Audit and Control the Contingent Expenses (Sixty-eighth and Sixty-ninth Congresses), Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds (Seventieth through Seventy-second Congresses); died in North Haverhill, N.H., on June 19, 1938; interment in Oxbow Cemetery, Newbury, Vt.


Keyes, Francis Parkinson. Letters from a Senator’s Wife. New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1924.

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