- Harry Stewart New
Infobox US Cabinet official
name=Harry Stewart New
United States Postmaster General
March 4, 1923
March 4, 1929
successor=Walter F. Brown
United States Senator
March 4, 1917
March 3, 1923
John W. Kern
Samuel M. Ralston
Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
death_date=death date and age|1937|5|9|1858|12|31
Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.
Harry Stewart New (
December 31, 1858– May 9, 1937) was a U.S. politician, journalist, and Spanish-American Warveteran.
Indianapolis, Indiana, New attended Butler Universitybefore 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 Senatefrom 1896 to 1900 and served in the Spanish-American Waras captain and assistant adjutant general of the 7th Army Corps. He was a member of the Republican National Committeefrom 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 Senatein 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. Beveridgefor 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. Hardingin 1923 and was reappointed by Calvin Coolidgein 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, Marylandon May 9, 1937and was interred in Crown Hill Cemeteryin Indianapolis.
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