James A. Hemenway

James A. Hemenway

James Alexander Hemenway
United States Senator
from Indiana
In office
March 4, 1905 – March 4, 1909
Preceded by Charles W. Fairbanks
Succeeded by Benjamin F. Shively
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 1st congressional district district
In office
March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1905
Preceded by Arthur H. Taylor
Succeeded by John H. Foster
Personal details
Born (1860-03-08)March 8, 1860
Boonville, Indiana
Died February 10, 1923(1923-02-10) (aged 62)
Miami, Florida
Political party Republican

James Alexander Hemenway (March 8, 1860 – February 10, 1923) was a United States Representative and Senator from Indiana. Born in Boonville, Indiana, he attended the common schools, studied law, and was admitted to the bar, commencing practice in Boonville in 1885. He was prosecuting attorney for the second judicial circuit of Indiana from 1886 to 1890 and was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth and to the five succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1895, until his resignation, effective March 3, 1905, at the close of the Fifty-eighth Congress, having been elected Senator. While in the House of Representatives, he was chairman of the Committee on Appropriations (Fifty-eighth Congress).

Hemenway was elected to the U.S. Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Charles W. Fairbanks and served from March 4, 1905, to March 3, 1909; he was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection. While in the Senate he was chairman of the Committee on University of the United States (Fifty-ninth and Sixtieth Congresses). He resumed the practice of law in Boonville and died in [[Miami, Florida