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  Ashurst, Henry Fountain
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NameHenry Fountain Ashurst
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Prescott, Arizona , United States
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Born September 13, 1874
DiedMay 31, 1962 (87 years)
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Infoborn in Winnemucca, Humboldt County, Nev., September 13, 1874; moved with his parents to Arizona in 1875 and settled near the present town of Flagstaff, Coconino County; attended the public schools of Flagstaff and was graduated from the Stockton (Calif.) Business College in 1896; studied law and political economy at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor; was admitted to the bar in 1897 and commenced practice in Williams, Ariz.; member of the Territorial house of representatives in 1897 and 1899, serving as speaker in 1899; served in the Territorial senate in 1903; district attorney of Coconino County 1905-1908; moved to Prescott, Ariz., in 1909 and continued the practice of law; upon the admission of Arizona as a State was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate on March 27, 1912; reelected in 1916, 1922, 1928, and again in 1934, and served from March 27, 1912, to January 3, 1941; unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1940; chairman, Committee on Indian Affairs (Sixty-third through Sixty-fifth Congresses), Committee on Industrial Expositions (Sixty-third Congress), Committee to Investigate Trespassers on Indian Land (Sixty-sixth Congress), Committee on the Judiciary (Seventy-third through Seventy-sixth Congresses); appointed a member of the Board of Immigration Appeals in the Department of Justice on April 8, 1941, and served until February 28, 1943, when he retired; died in Washington, D.C., May 31, 1962; interment in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Prescott, Ariz.


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  09/10/1940 AZ US Senate - D Primary Lost 33.93% (-22.71%)
  11/06/1934 AZ US Senate Won 72.03% (+46.39%)
  09/11/1934 AZ US Senate - D Primary Won 40.66% (+13.96%)
  11/06/1928 AZ US Senate Won 54.25% (+8.49%)
  09/11/1928 AZ US Senate - D Primary Won 77.40% (+54.80%)
  11/03/1922 AZ US Senate Won 65.03% (+30.07%)
  11/07/1916 AZ US Senate Won 55.36% (+15.96%)
  03/27/1912 AZ US Senate Won 50.00% (+5.67%)
ENDORSEMENTS
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - May 07, 1930 NPA Reject