James A. Hemenway

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James Alexander Hemenway
United States Senator
from Indiana
In office
March 4, 1905 – March 3, 1909
Preceded byCharles W. Fairbanks
Succeeded byBenjamin F. Shively
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1905
Preceded byArthur H. Taylor
Succeeded byJohn H. Foster
Personal details
Born(1860-03-08)March 8, 1860
Boonville, Indiana
DiedFebruary 10, 1923(1923-02-10) (aged 62)
Miami, Florida
Political partyRepublican

James Alexander Hemenway (March 8, 1860 – February 10, 1923) was a United States Representative and Senator from Indiana. Born in Boonville, Indiana, he attended the common schools, studied law, and was admitted to the bar, commencing practice in Boonville in 1885. He was prosecuting attorney for the second judicial circuit of Indiana from 1886 to 1890 and was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth and to the five succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1895, until his resignation, effective March 3, 1905, at the close of the Fifty-eighth Congress, having been elected Senator. While in the House of Representatives, he was chairman of the Committee on Appropriations (Fifty-eighth Congress).

Hemenway was elected to the U.S. Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Charles W. Fairbanks and served from March 4, 1905, to March 3, 1909; he was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection. While in the Senate he was chairman of the Committee on University of the United States (Fifty-ninth and Sixtieth Congresses). He resumed the practice of law in Boonville and died in Miami, Florida; interment was in Maple Grove Cemetery, Boonville.

Hemenway is the namesake of the community of Hemenway, Missouri.[1]


  1. ^ "Ripley County Place Names, 1928–1945". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on June 24, 2016. Retrieved December 14, 2016.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Arthur H. Taylor
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 1st congressional district

Succeeded by
John H. Foster
U.S. Senate
Preceded by
Charles W. Fairbanks
U.S. Senator (Class 3) from Indiana
Served alongside: Albert J. Beveridge
Succeeded by
Benjamin F. Shively