H. Clay Van Voorhis

Henry Clay Van Voorhis ( born May 11, 1852 in Nashport, Muskingum County, Ohio, † December 12 1927 in Zanesville, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1893 and 1905 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Clay Van Voorhis attended the public schools of his home and then the Denison University in Granville. After a subsequent law studies at the Cincinnati Law School, and his admission to the bar he began in 1875 to work in Zanesville in this profession. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Republican Party launched a political career. In the years 1884 and 1916, he participated as a delegate to the Republican National Conventions relevant. From 1885 to 1893 he was president of the Citizens ' National Bank of Zanesville.

In the congressional elections of 1892 Van Voorhis was in the 15th electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Michael D. Harter on March 4, 1893. After five re- elections, he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1905 six legislative periods. In this time of the Spanish-American War was from 1898. During his time in Congress was Voorhis the Committee on Appropriations on. In 1904 he gave up another candidacy.

Since 1905, Clay Van Voorhis again president of the Citizens ' National Bank of Zanesville. He also served as curator of the Marietta College. He died on December 12, 1927 in Zanesville, where he was also buried. With its Fray Mary had five children.