Joseph H. Himes

Joseph Hendrix Himes ( born August 15, 1885 in New Oxford, Adams County, Pennsylvania, † September 9, 1960 in Washington DC ) was an American politician. Between 1921 and 1923 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Joseph Himes attended the public schools of his home, the Gettysburg College and the Pennsylvania State College. He then worked in the steel industry and in the banking industry. Politically, he joined the Republican Party. In the congressional elections of 1920, he was elected in the 16th electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, where he became the successor of Roscoe C. McCulloch on March 4, 1921. Since he has not been confirmed in 1922, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1923.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Himes was founder, president and CEO of Group Hospitalization, Inc in Washington. He was engaged on business in various industries both in Washington and in New York City, but also in other cities. Joseph Himes died on September 9, 1960 in Washington.