Harvey C. Garber

Harvey Cable Garber ( born July 6, 1866 in Hillgrove, Darke County, Ohio, † March 23, 1938 in Naples, Florida ) was an American politician. Between 1903 and 1907 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


In 1872, Harvey Garber moved with his parents to Greenville, where he attended the public schools. He then worked in the telegraph system and was manager of the Western Union Telegraph Co. Subsequently, he led the establishment of the Central Union Telephone Co. in Ohio. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic Party launched a political career. Between 1890 and 1893 he sat as an MP in the House of Representatives from Ohio. From 1902 to 1908 he was chairman of the state Democratic Party.

In the congressional elections of 1902, Garber was the fourth electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Robert B. Gordon on March 4, 1903. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1907 two legislative sessions. In 1906 he gave up another candidacy.

In 1910, Harvey Garber moved to Columbus, where he was responsible as an assistant to the President of the Bell Telephone Co. of Ohio, Indiana and Illinois between 1910 and 1915. After a later studied law and was admitted as an attorney of his 1921 he started in Columbus to work in this profession. He died on March 23, 1938 in Naples and was buried in Greenville.