Harry Stewart New

Harry Stewart New ( born December 31, 1858 in Indianapolis, Indiana; † May 9, 1937 in Baltimore, Maryland ) was an American politician of the Republican Party, who served as Postmaster General under the U.S. President Warren G. Harding and Calvin Coolidge.

New first attended Butler University in his hometown, but was active in the sequence as a journalist at the Indianapolis Journal. In the years 1878-1903 he was first reporter of this newspaper and later became chief editor, associate editor, and finally. He served as a soldier in the Spanish -American War with the rank of Captain and was deputy commander of the 7th Army Corps.

His first political office took over in 1896 as a New Member of the Senate of Indiana, where he remained until 1900. In that year he became a member of the Republican National Committee, a position he held until 1912; 1907 to 1908, he served as its chairman. Thereafter, he focused first on his professional interests in the construction industry.

In the New Politics returned in 1916, when he was elected for Indiana in the U.S. Senate. He defeated the Democratic incumbent John W. Kern. In the Senate, he stood before the Committee on the U.S. territories. In addition, he was an opponent of Prohibition, a so-called wet. In 1922, he was not prepared by his party again; nominated in his place Albert J. Beveridge was defeated in the election then the Democrat Samuel Ralston. But remained in New Washington: President Harding appointed him in 1923 as Postmaster General in his cabinet. After Harding's death, he held that post under his successor Coolidge.

After Calvin Coolidge had made 1929 the office of president, Harry Stewart New withdrew from politics and sat in Washington to rest. In 1933 he was appointed again to the state representative for the World's Fair in Chicago.