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Joseph H. Himes

Joseph H. Himes
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 16th district
In office
March 4, 1921 – March 4, 1923
Preceded by Roscoe C. McCulloch
Succeeded by John McSweeney
Personal details
Born Joseph Hendrix Himes
(1885-08-15)August 15, 1885
New Oxford, Pennsylvania
Died September 9, 1960(1960-09-09) (aged 75)
Washington, D.C.
Resting place Fort Lincoln Cemetery
Political party Democratic
Alma mater Gettysburg College
Penn State

Joseph Hendrix Himes (August 15, 1885 – September 9, 1960) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Life and career

Born in New Oxford, Pennsylvania, Himes attended the public schools, Gettysburg College, and Pennsylvania State College. He was employed in the steel industry and later engaged as banker.

Himes was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1921 – March 4, 1923). He was an unsuccessful candidate in 1922 for reelection to the Sixty-eighth Congress. He then moved to Frederick, MD in 1925 and took possession of the mansion known as Prospect Hall (Frederick, Maryland) where he lived with his family until 1958, entertaining and hosting dignitaries and US Presidents like Franklin Delano Roosevelt en route to Shangri-La, later dubbed Camp David.

Himes was the founder, president, and chairman of the board of directors of Group Hospitalization, Inc., Washington, D.C.. He engaged in various business interests in Washington, New York City, and elsewhere.

He died in Washington, D.C., on September 9, 1960, and was interred in Fort Lincoln Cemetery.


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Himes' former residence in Washington, D.C.
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