Harry P. Jeffrey

Harry Palmer Jeffrey ( born December 26, 1901 in Dayton, Ohio; † January 4, 1997 ) was an American politician. Between 1943 and 1945 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Harry Jeffrey attended the common schools and then studied until 1924 at the Ohio State University in Columbus. After a subsequent law degree from the same university in 1926 and was admitted to his lawyer, he began first in Columbus and Dayton in 1927 to work in this profession. Between 1927 and 1930 he was a member as a lieutenant in the United States Army Reserve. From 1933 to 1936 he worked as a prosecutor for the Attorney General of Ohio. Politically, he joined the Republican Party.

In the congressional elections of 1942, Jeffrey was in the third electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he succeeded the Democrat Greg J. Holbrock on January 3, 1943. Since he has not been confirmed in 1944, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until January 3, 1945. This was marked by the events of the Second World War. Jeffrey was a member of the Veterans Committee and in 1944 one of the authors of the GI Bill of Rights.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives, he practiced as a lawyer again. Between 1967 and 1977 he was curator of the Wright State University. He died on January 4, 1997 in his hometown of Dayton, where he was also buried.