Couch, Harvey Crowley, 1877-1941

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Peoria, Illinois, resident; grand worthy secretary, International Order of Good Templars, Grand Lodge of Illinois.

From the description of Papers relating to International Order of Good Templars, 1859. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 28514895

Harvey Couch was an entrepreneur, who owned several railroad lines, a telephone company, and three electrical power companies (in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi). One of the power companies, Arkansas Power and Light, was Arkansas's largest utility company and eventually developed into Entergy. In 1951, Pratt Remmel became the first Republican Mayor elected in Little Rock, Arkansas in 74 years. He unsuccessfully ran for Governor of Arkansas in 1954 and remained Mayor until 1955. The Couch and Remmel families were connected when Catherine Couch (daughter of Harvey and Jessie Couch) married Pratt C. Remmel of the long-time Republican Remmel family.

From the description of Couch-Remmel family papers, 1896-2001. (Central Arkansas Library System). WorldCat record id: 180878869

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Couch, H. Papers relating to International Order of Good Templars, 1859. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn [Miscellaneous materials, 1923-1964 pertaining to Harvey Crowley Couch]. University of Arkansas - Fayetteville, University Libraries
creatorOf Couch, Harvey C.,. History of the Fifth Circuit papers. Tulane University, Law Library
creatorOf Couch, Harvey Crowley, 1877-1941. Couch-Remmel family papers, 1896-2001. Central Arkansas Library System, Main Library
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associatedWith Arkansas Power & Light Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Couch family. family
associatedWith Couch, Jessie Johnson, 1879-1960. person
associatedWith International Order of Good Templars. corporateBody
associatedWith Remmel family. family
associatedWith Remmel, Pratt C., 1915-1991. person
associatedWith Republican Committee of Pulaski County (Pulaski County, Ark.) corporateBody
associatedWith Republican Party (Ark.) corporateBody
associatedWith Roberts, George C., person
associatedWith United States. Court of Appeals (5th Circuit) corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Peoria (Ill.)
Temperance--Societies, etc
Public Utilities


Birth 1877

Death 1941



Ark ID: w6r51535

SNAC ID: 31621510