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Henry Bacon (March 14, 1846 – March 25, 1915) was an American politician and a U.S. Representative from New York.

Henry Bacon
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 15th district
In office
March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1893
Preceded byMoses D. Stivers
Succeeded byAshbel P. Fitch
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 15th district
In office
December 6, 1886 – March 3, 1889
Preceded byJohn H. Bagley, Jr.
Succeeded byMoses D. Stivers
Personal details
BornMarch 14, 1846 (1846-03-14)
Brooklyn, New York
DiedMarch 25, 1915 (1915-03-26) (aged 69)
Goshen, New York
Citizenship United States
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materUnion College


Born in Brooklyn, New York, Bacon was the son of Daniel P. Bacon and attended the Mount Pleasant Academy in Sing Sing, the Episcopal Academy in Cheshire, Connecticut. He was graduated from Union College in 1865; studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1866. He commenced practice in Goshen, New York.[1]


Bacon was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-ninth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Lewis Beach as Representative of the fifteenth district of New York. He was reelected to the Fiftieth Congress and served from December 6, 1886, until March 3, 1889. During the Fiftieth Congress, he was chairman of the Committee on Manufactures. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1888 to the Fifty-first Congress. He was elected to the Fifty-second Congress from March 4, 1891, to March 3, 1893,[2] during which he served as chairman of the Committee on Banking and Currency.

An unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1892, he resumed the practice of law in Goshen. He served as delegate to the Democratic National Convention at Chicago in 1892 and was on the Corporation counsel of Goshen from 1909 to 1915.


Bacon died of pneumonia on March 25, 1915 in Goshen, New York. He is buried in Slate Hill Cemetery in Goshen.[3]


  1. ^ "Henry Bacon". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 8 August 2013.
  2. ^ "Henry Bacon". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 8 August 2013.
  3. ^ "Henry Bacon". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 8 August 2013.

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