Byron B. Harlan

Byron Berry Harlan ( born October 22, 1886 in Greenville, Ohio; † November 11, 1949 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania) was an American lawyer and politician. Between 1931 and 1939 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


In 1894, Byron Harlan came with his parents to Dayton, where he attended the public schools. After a subsequent law studies at the University of Michigan and his 1911 was admitted as a lawyer, he began to work in this profession. Between 1912 and 1916 he was deputy prosecutor in Montgomery County. From 1928 to 1943 he served as president of the Ohio Federated Humane Societies. Politically, he joined the Democratic Party.

In the congressional elections of 1930, Harlan was the third electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of the Republican Roy G. Fitzgerald on March 4, 1931. After three re- elections, he was able to complete in Congress until January 3rd, 1939 four legislative sessions. During his time in Congress, most of the New Deal legislation of the Federal Government there were passed under President Franklin D. Roosevelt, which he supported. In 1935, the provisions of the 20th Amendment to the Constitution were first applied, after which the term of the Congress ends, or begins on January 3. In addition, the Prohibition Act ( 18th Amendment ) was abolished from 1919 in December 1933 with the 21st Amendment.

In 1938, Harlan was not re-elected. After his time in the U.S. House of Representatives, he practiced as a lawyer again. In July 1940 he was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Chicago in part, on the incumbent Roosevelt was nominated for the third time as a presidential candidate. From May 1944 to March 1946 Harlan was Attorney for the Southern part of the state of Ohio. In 1946 he was appointed a judge of the Federal Tax Court. Byron Harlan died on November 11, 1949 during a family visit to Pennsylvania and was buried in Dayton. He was married to Sada Shaw (1887-1952), with whom he had three children.

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