BRIDGES, Henry Styles (Styles) (1898-1961)

BRIDGES, HENRY STYLES (STYLES), a Senator from New Hampshire; born in West Pembroke, Washington County, Maine, September 9, 1898; attended the public schools; graduated from the University of Maine at Orono in 1918; instructor at Sanderson Academy, Ashfield, Mass., 1918-1919; member of the extension staff of the University of New Hampshire at Durham 1921-1922; secretary of the New Hampshire Farm Bureau Federation 1922-1923; editor of the Granite Monthly Magazine 1924-1926; director and secretary of the New Hampshire Investment Co. 1924-1929; member of the New Hampshire Public Service Commission 1930-1934; lieutenant in the United States Army Reserve Corps 1925-1937; Governor of New Hampshire 1934-1936; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1936, reelected in 1942, 1948, 1954, and again in 1960, and served from January 3, 1937, until his death on November 26, 1961; minority leader 1952-1953; served as President pro tempore of the Senate during the Eighty-third Congress; chairman, Joint Committee on Foreign Economic Cooperation (Eightieth Congress), Joint Committee on Inaugural Arrangements (Eighty-second and Eighty-fourth Congresses), Committee on Appropriations (Eightieth and Eighty-third Congresses), Republican Policy Committee (Eighty-fourth through Eighty-seventh Congresses); died in East Concord, New Hampshire, November 26, 1961; interment in Pine Grove Cemetery.

Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH
Papers: Correspondence in Dartmouth College Great Issues course records, 1946-1974; Robert Perkins Bass papers, 1873-1960; Robert Charles Hill papers, 1940-1978; Elba Chase Nelson papers, 1908-1967; and 1 letter (1935 May 29) to Herman Feldman concerning the New Hampshire Unemployment Insurance Bill.

New Hampshire Historical Society
Concord, NH
Papers: Correspondence (1933-1950) in various collections.

New Hampshire State Archives
Concord, NH
Papers: 1923-1961. 124 boxes; ca. 100,000 items. General correspondence, political files, 190 scrapbooks, photographs, and memorabilia from his service as governor and U.S. senator. Majority of the collection consists of reprints and secondary material. Finding aid.

Sioux City Public Museum
Sioux City, IA
Papers: Correspondence in Thomas Barnett Huff papers, 1907-1968.

Yale University Libraries
Manuscripts and Archives
New Haven, CT
Papers: Correspondence in the George Howard Edward Smith papers, 1917-1962.

  • Bridges, Styles. "The Third Term.'' Current History 51 (June 1940): 38-39, 61-62.
  • Kiepper, James J. Styles Bridges: Yankee Senator. Sugar Hill, NH: Phoenix Publishing, 2001
  • U.S. Congress. Memorial Services Held in the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States, Together with Remarks Presented in Eulogy of Henry Styles Bridges, Late a Senator from New Hampshire. 87th Cong., 2d sess., 1962. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1962.