Harry C. Gahn

Harry Conrad Gahn ( born April 26, 1880 in Elmore, Ottawa and Sandusky County, Ohio, † November 2, 1962 in Cleveland, Ohio ) was an American politician of the Republican Party. From 1921 to 1923 he was a member of the House of Representatives of the United States for the 21th Congressional District of the State of Ohio.


Harry C. Gahn was born in Elmore. There he attended the public schools. In 1904, he completed his law studies at the University of Michigan. In the same year he received his license to practice law and was working as a lawyer in Cleveland. From 1909 to 1911 he was a lawyer for the Cleveland Legal Aid Society. Member of the City Council of Cleveland, he was from 1910 to 1921, 1918 and 1919, he served as Chairman of the City Council. He was also from 1911 to 1921 Member of the Commission for rivers and harbors of the city of Cleveland.

In 1920 he was elected to represent the 21st Congress district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives. His district he represented from 1921 to 1923, re-election failed. He returned to Cleveland in order to be able to perform its activities as a lawyer again. From 1936 on, he was 20 years Solicitor for Independence in Ohio.

Gahn died in 1962 in Cleveland. He was buried in the Harris - Elmore Union Cemetery in his hometown.