Henry Wilson Temple

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Henry Wilson Temple
Temple during his seminary days
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 24th district
In office
March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1915
Preceded byCharles Matthews
Succeeded byWilliam M. Brown
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 24th district
In office
November 2, 1915 – March 3, 1923
Preceded byWilliam M. Brown
Succeeded bySamuel Kendall
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 25th district
In office
March 4, 1923 – March 3, 1933
Preceded byMilton Shreve
Succeeded byCharles Faddis
Personal details
Born
Henry W. Temple

(1864-03-31)March 31, 1864
Belle Center, Logan County, Ohio
DiedJanuary 11, 1955(1955-01-11) (aged 90)
Washington, Pennsylvania
Resting placeWashington Cemetery
40°09′25″N 80°15′16″W / 40.15690°N 80.25440°W / 40.15690; -80.25440 (Washington Cemetery)
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Lucy Parr
Parents
  • John B. Temple
  • Martha Jameson
Alma mater
  • Geneva College
  • Covenanter Theological Seminary
Occupation
  • Pastor
  • College Professor
ProfessionU.S. Congressman

Henry Wilson Temple (March 31, 1864 – January 11, 1955) was a Progressive and a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Temple was born in Belle Center, Ohio. He graduated from Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, in 1883, and from the Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, in 1887. Before his ordination to the ministry, he worked at Reformed Presbyterian congregations in and around Mankato, Kansas. After his ordination, he served as the pastor of churches in Jefferson County, Leechburg, and Washington, Pennsylvania. He worked as professor of political science at Washington and Jefferson College in Washington, Pennsylvania, from 1898 to 1913.

Temple was elected as a Progressive to the Sixty-third Congress. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection to succeed himself in 1914. However, he was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-fourth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of William Brown, and was reelected to the Sixty-fifth and to the seven succeeding Congresses. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1932. He worked as professor of international relations in Washington and Jefferson College from 1933 until his retirement in 1947. He died in Washington, Pennsylvania, and is buried in Washington Cemetery.

Sources[edit]

  • United States Congress. "Henry W. Temple (id: T000119)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • "Henry Wilson Temple". U.S. Congressman. Find a Grave. November 29, 2005.
  • The Political Graveyard
  • His biographical sketch in an 1888 church history, page 704

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Charles Matthews
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 24th congressional district

1913–1915
Succeeded by
William Brown1
Preceded by
William Brown2
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 24th congressional district

1915–1923
Succeeded by
Samuel Kendall
Preceded by
Milton Shreve
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 25th congressional district

1923–1933
Succeeded by
Charles Faddis
Notes and references
1. Brown was certified as the winner of the election, but died before he could be seated.
2. As representative-elect.