Henry W. Keyes, Governor, U.S. Senator

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Henry Wilder "Harry" Keyes

Birthdate: (75)
Birthplace: Newbury, VT, USA
Death: June 19, 1938 (75)
Haverhill, NH, USA
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Son of Henry Keyes and Emma Keyes
Husband of Frances Parkinson Keyes

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About Henry W. Keyes, Governor, U.S. Senator


Henry Wilder Keyes (May 23, 1863 – June 19, 1938) was an American farmer, banker, and Republican politician from Haverhill, New Hampshire. Born in 1863 in Newbury, Vermont, he was raised in New Hampshire. His father was a prominent New England farmer, merchant, and railroad investor. Keyes graduated from Harvard with a B.A. in 1887.


Keyes served in both houses of the New Hampshire state legislature before being elected Governor in 1916. Keyes later served eighteen years in the United States Senate.

When Keyes was sworn in as a U.S. Senator on March 4, 1919, he still had three months to go on his term as Governor. He was the first politician in over a hundred years to hold both offices at the same time. Keyes served on the Senate Appropriations Committee during the between-wars period. He retired from the Senate only one year before his death.


Keyes married future prolific author Frances Parkinson Keyes in 1903. He was 40, she was 18. They had three sons together. He died in 1938 in North Haverhill, New Hampshire, and is buried at the Oxbow Cemetery in Newbury, Vermont.

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Henry W. Keyes, Governor, U.S. Senator's Timeline

May 23, 1863
Newbury, VT, USA
June 19, 1938
Age 75
Haverhill, NH, USA