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Barclay Henley (March 17, 1843 – February 15, 1914) was an attorney and politician who served as United States Representative from California.

Barclay Henley
Barclay Henley (California Congressman).jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1883 – March 3, 1885
Preceded byCampbell Polson Berry
Succeeded byJoseph McKenna
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 1st district
In office
March 4, 1885 – March 3, 1887
Preceded byWilliam Rosecrans
Succeeded byThomas Larkin Thompson
Personal details
Born(1843-03-17)March 17, 1843
Charlestown, Indiana, U.S.
DiedFebruary 15, 1914(1914-02-15) (aged 70)
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materHanover College


Henley was born in Charlestown, Indiana, and was the son of Thomas J. Henley. He moved with his parents to San Francisco, California in 1853 and returned to Indiana in 1858 to attend Hanover College. He returned to San Francisco in 1861 and studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1864 and commenced practice in Santa Rosa, California.

Barclay Henley's former residence in Washington, D.C.

Henley was a member of the State assembly in 1869 and 1870. He was the district attorney of Sonoma County in 1875 and 1876. He was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-eighth and Forty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1883 -March 3, 1887). He again settled in San Francisco and continued the practice of law until his death in that city in 1914. His remains were cremated and the ashes interred in the Santa Rosa Cemetery, Santa Rosa, California.

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Campbell Polson Berry
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 3rd congressional district

Succeeded by
Joseph McKenna
Preceded by
William Rosecrans
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 1st congressional district

Succeeded by
Thomas Larkin Thompson


  • United States Congress. "Barclay Henley (id: H000498)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.