OFFICE Parliamentarian, Representative
POLITICAL PARTY Republican
WHICH CONGRESS SERVED 54th (1895-1897), 55th (1897-1899), 56th (1899-1901), 57th (1901-1903), 58th (1903-1905), 59th (1905-1907), 60th (1907-1909), 61st (1909-1911), 62nd (1911-1913), 63rd (1913-1915), 64th (1915-1917)
Parliamentarian, Representative Asher Crosby HINDS Biography
HINDS, Asher Crosby, a Representative from Maine; born in Benton, Kennebec County, Maine, February 6, 1863; attended the public schools and Coburn Classical Institute; was graduated from Colby College, Waterville, Maine, in 1883; began newspaper work in Portland in 1884; clerk to the Speaker, United States House of Representatives, 1889-1891; clerk at the Speaker’s table, United States House of Representatives, 1895-1911; editor of the Rules, Manual, and Digest of the House of Representatives in 1899 and of Hinds’ Precedents of the House of Representatives 1908; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-second, Sixty-third, and Sixty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1911-March 3, 1917); resided in Washington, D.C., until his death on May 1, 1919; interment in Evergreen Cemetery, Portland, Maine. View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress
External Research Collections
Library of Congress Manuscript Division Washington, DC Papers: 1895-1900. 1 container. Diary.
Hinds, Asher Crosby. Hinds’ Precedents of the House of Representatives of the United States including references to provisions of the Constitution, the laws and decisions of the United States Senate. 1907. Reprint, Washington: Government Printing Office, 1935. ——. Parliament precedents of the House of Representatives of the United States. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1899.
Asher Crosby HINDS Committee Assignments
Congress divides legislative work into committees where bills usually originate. Committees are specialized by subject and hold hearings, prepare bills for the consideration of the entire House, and regulate House procedure.
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