Harry Lane Englebright

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Harry Lane Englebright
Harry Lane Englebright (California Congressman).jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 2nd district
In office
August 31, 1926 – May 13, 1943
Preceded byJohn E. Raker
Succeeded byClair Engle
Personal details
Harry Lane Englebright

(1884-01-02)January 2, 1884
Nevada City, California
DiedMay 13, 1943(1943-05-13) (aged 59)
Bethesda, Maryland
Political partyRepublican
ParentsWilliam F. Englebright
Alma materUniversity of California, Berkeley
OccupationPolitician, Mining engineer

Harry Lane Englebright (January 2, 1884 – May 13, 1943) was a U.S. political figure. He served as a Congressman from California's 2nd congressional district from 1926-1943, and as the House Minority Whip between 1933 and 1943.[1]

Englebright was born in Nevada City, California. His father, William F. Englebright was a politician who served in the United States House of Representatives. Harry Englebright attended the University of California, Berkeley and became a mining engineer before entering politics, connected with various mining enterprises in California and was an engineer for the State Conservation Commission from 1911-1914.[2]

Englebright was elected to the United States House of Representatives in a special election in 1926, following the death of congressman John E. Raker. His district was located in the far north of California, north of Sacramento. He was a Republican. He was elected to a full term later in 1926 and was re-elected until his death in 1943, passing away in Bethesda, Maryland.[1]

Englebright Lake in Northern California is named for him.

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  1. ^ a b "ENGLEBRIGHT, Harry Lane - Biographical Information". bioguide.congress.gov. Retrieved 2019-09-14.
  2. ^ "ENGLEBRIGHT, Harry Lane | US House of Representatives: History, Art & Archives". history.house.gov. Retrieved 2019-09-14.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
John E. Raker
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 2nd congressional district

Succeeded by
Clair Engle
Political offices
Preceded by
Carl G. Bachmann
House Minority Whip
House Republican Whip

Succeeded by
Leslie C. Arends