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Harry Elliott Negley

(1866-    )

"Harry Elliott Negley was born in Marion County, Ind., on Aug. 31, 1866, the son of David D. and Margaret Ann Hildebrant Negley. He attended Indiana public schools and studied law privately. Negley was admittted to the Indiana bar in 1890 and opened an office in Indianapolis in 1894. He spent his entire legal career in Indianapolis and specialized in real estate titles. He was elected to the Indiana senate in 1916."

[Donald E. Thompson, Indiana Authors and Their Books 1917-1966 448 (Crawfordsville, Indiana: Wabash College, 1974)]

"He was born on his father's farm in Lawrence Township of Marion County August 31, 1866, the oldest of his father's children. His mother died in 1893. Though his active life has been largely spent in the City of Indianapolis, he has always regarded it as fortunate that his early environment was a farm with all its wholesome atmosphere and its incentive to good, honest toil. He attended the public schools, the high school at Brightwood, studied law privately and in 1890 entered the law office of Harding & Hovey at Indianapolis. He was admitted to the bar in November of the same year and opened his first office in Indianapolis in November, 1894. For over twenty years Mr. Negley has been recognized as one of the strong and resourceful attorneys of Indiana, has conducted a general practice, and has become especially well known as an authoruty on real estte titles. At one time he was associated in practice with the late Judge William Irvin, former judge of the Criminal Cour, and until 1906 he shared offices with Judge James A. Prictchard, who in the latter year was elected to the Criminal Court bench.

Mr. Negley has been prominent in city affairs and in local republican politics."

[Jacob Piatt Dunn & G.W.H. Kemper, Indiana and Indianans: A History of Aboriginal and Territorial Indiana and the Century of Statehood 1622-1623 (Chicago: American Historical Society, 1919)][In the Indiana and Indianans bio, we are learn that served in the state senate, having been elected in 1916; he was active in Masons fraternal affairs.]


Harry E. Negley, Poems with a Punch for Patriotic People (Indianapolis: author published, 1918)(selections from various authors as well as original poems) [online text]

____________, The Outlawed Nations, with Appendix: Other War Poems (Indianapolis 1919)