J. Eugene Harding

John Eugene Harding ( * June 27, 1877 in Excello, Ohio; † July 26, 1959 in New Haven, Connecticut ) was an American politician. Between 1907 and 1909 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Eugene Harding was born in Excello, which is a part of the city Middletown today. He attended the public schools in Amanda and then completed the Pennsylvania Military Academy at Chester. Subsequently, he studied until 1900 at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. In the following years he worked in Middletown in various industrial companies. Among the family-owned company, the paper was produced. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Republican Party launched a political career. In 1902 he was a member of the Senate of Ohio.

In the congressional elections of 1906, Harding was the third electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Robert M. Nevin on March 4, 1907. Since he was not re-elected in 1908 as an independent candidate, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1909.

1910 Harding was a delegate to the regional Republican convention in Ohio. In the following years he worked in Chicago in the paper industry. Later he moved to New York, where he worked 1921-1926 for the Pure Oil Co. company. He then worked in various other industries. In 1949, he withdrew into retirement. Eugene Harding died on July 26, 1959 in New Haven and was buried in Middletown.