Henry Fountain Ashurst, Senator from Arizona, was born in Winnemucca, Nevada, September 13, 1874. In 1875 his parents moved
to Arizona, settling near Flagstaff. He attended the public schools of Flagstaff, graduated from the Stockton Business College
in California in 1896, and studied law at the University of Michigan. He began his law practice at Williams, Arizona. In 1897
and in 1899 he was a member of the Territorial house of representatives, and served as speaker in 1899. He served in the Territorial
senate in 1903, and was district attorney of Coconino County from 1905 to 1908. He moved to Prescott in 1903, continuing his
law practice. When Arizona was admitted as a state into the Union, he was elected Democratic Senator in 1912, and re-elected
in 1916, 1922, 1928, and 1934. From 1941 to 1943 he was appointed member of the Board of Immigration Appeals in the Department
of Justice. He retired in 1943.
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