Henry T. Bannon

Henry Towne Bannon (* June 5, 1867 in Portsmouth, Ohio; † September 6, 1950 ) was an American politician. Between 1905 and 1909 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Henry Bannon attended the public schools of his home. In 1885 and 1886 he studied at Ohio State University in Columbus. He then continued his education until 1889 continued at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. After studying law and his 1891 was admitted to the bar he began to work in Portsmouth in this profession. Between 1897 and 1902 he was a prosecutor in Scioto County. Politically, he joined the Republican Party. In the congressional elections of 1904 Bannon was in the tenth electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Stephen Morgan on March 4, 1905. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1909 two legislative sessions. In 1908, he gave up another candidacy.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Henry Bannon again practiced as a lawyer. In the years 1924, 1928, 1932, 1936 and 1940, he participated as a delegate to the Republican National Conventions relevant. He was also a director of the First National Bank of Portsmouth and Oak Hill Savings Bank as well as at the company Selby Shoe Co. He also dealt with literary matters. He died on September 6, 1950 in Portsmouth, where he was also buried.