Harry Stewart New

Harry Stewart New

Infobox US Cabinet official
name=Harry Stewart New

title=United States Postmaster General
term_start=March 4, 1923
term_end=March 4, 1929
predecessor=Hubert Work
successor=Walter F. Brown
title1=United States Senator
term_start1=March 4, 1917
term_end1=March 3, 1923
predecessor1=John W. Kern
successor1=Samuel M. Ralston
birth_date=birth date|1858|12|31|mf=y
birth_place=Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
death_date=death date and age|1937|5|9|1858|12|31
death_place=Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
profession=Politician, Journalist

Harry Stewart New (December 31, 1858 – May 9, 1937) was a U.S. politician, journalist, and Spanish-American War veteran.

Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, New attended Butler University before going to work with the "Indianapolis Journal" where he was a reporter, editor, part owner, and publisher from 1878 to 1903. He served in the Indiana State Senate from 1896 to 1900 and served in the Spanish-American War as captain and assistant adjutant general of the 7th Army Corps. He was a member of the Republican National Committee from 1900 to 1912, serving as chairman from 1907 to 1908, and later engaged in the stone quarrying and construction business.

New got back into politics when he was elected to the United States Senate in 1916, defeating incumbent John W. Kern. In the Senate, he served as chairman of the Committee on Territories and the Committee on Territories and Insular Possessions. He was also a "wet" or an anti-prohibitionist. He was defeated by Albert J. Beveridge for renomination in 1922 who lost the general election to Samuel M. Ralston. He was then appointed Postmaster General in the cabinet of President Warren G. Harding in 1923 and was reappointed by Calvin Coolidge in 1925.

After the end of the Coolidge Administration, New retired from active business pursuits and resided in Washington, D.C.. In 1933, he was appointed a United States Commissioner to the Century of Progress Exposition in Chicago, Illinois. He died in Baltimore, Maryland on May 9, 1937 and was interred in Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis.

External links

* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=8161 Harry Stewart New] at Find A Grave

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