Henry A. Barnhart

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Henry A. Barnhart
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 13th district
In office
November 3, 1908 – March 3, 1919
Preceded byAbraham L. Brick
Succeeded byAndrew J. Hickey
Personal details
Born(1858-09-11)September 11, 1858
Twelve Mile, Indiana, U.S.
DiedMarch 26, 1934(1934-03-26) (aged 75)
Rochester, Indiana, U.S.
Resting placeThe Mausoleum, Rochester, Indiana
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materAmboy Academy

Henry A. Barnhart (September 11, 1858 – March 26, 1934) was an American businessman and politician who served as a U.S. representative from Indiana from 1908 to 1919.


Born near Twelve Mile, Indiana, Barnhart attended the common schools, Amboy Academy, and Wabash Normal Training School. He was a teacher, farmer, surveyor of Fulton County, Indiana from 1885 to 1887, newspaper publisher, and businessman. He served as director of the United States Bank Trust Co.. He served as director, Indiana State Prison, 1893. He was also a hospital executive.


Barnhart was elected as a Democrat to the Sixtieth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Abraham L. Brick. He was reelected to the Sixty-first and to the four succeeding Congresses (November 3, 1908 – March 3, 1919). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection to the Sixty-sixth Congress in 1918. He later worked as a lecturer.


He died on March 26, 1934, in Rochester, Indiana. He was interred in the Mausoleum in Rochester.


  • United States Congress. "Henry A. Barnhart (id: B000164)". 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 13th congressional district

Succeeded by