Harry C. Canfield

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Harry C. Canfield
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1923 – March 3, 1933
Preceded byJohn S. Benham
Succeeded byJames I. Farley
Personal details
Born(1875-11-22)November 22, 1875
Moores Hill, Indiana
DiedFebruary 9, 1945(1945-02-09) (aged 69)
Batesville, Indiana
Resting placeFirst Methodist Episcopal Cemetery
Political partyDemocratic

Harry Clifford Canfield (November 22, 1875 – February 9, 1945) was an American educator, businessman, and politician who served five terms as a U.S. Representative from Indiana from 1923 to 1933.

Early life and career

Born near Moores Hill, Indiana, Canfield attended the public schools, Moores Hill College, Central Normal College, Danville, Indiana, and Vorhies Business College, Indianapolis, Indiana. He taught school in Dearborn County 1896-1898. He moved to Batesville, Ripley County, in 1899 and engaged in the manufacture of furniture. He was also interested in the jobbing of furniture, and in farming and banking.


Canfield was elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-eighth and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1923 – March 3, 1933). He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1932.

Later career and death

He resumed the furniture manufacturing business in Batesville, Indiana, where he died February 9, 1945. He was interred in the First Methodist Episcopal Cemetery.


  • United States Congress. "Harry C. Canfield (id: C000114)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 4th congressional district

Succeeded by