William Henry (congressman)
|Member of the United States House of Representatives for Vermont's At-large congressional district|
March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1851
|Preceded by||Solomon Foot|
|Succeeded by||Ahiman Louis Miner|
|Member of the Vermont Senate|
|Member of the Vermont House of Representatives|
|Born||March 22, 1788|
Charlestown, New Hampshire, U.S.
|Died||April 16, 1861 (aged 73)|
Bellows Falls, Vermont, U.S.
|Political party||Whig Party (United States)|
|Profession||Politician, Lawyer, Judge|
Henry was born on March 22, 1788, in Charlestown, Sullivan County, New Hampshire. He attended the common schools and then engaged in business in Chester, Vermont. He married Fanny Goodhue. He engaged in manufacturing in Vermont, New York, and Jaffery, New Hampshire. When he moved to Bellows Falls, Vermont, in 1831, he engaged in banking as well.
He served as a member of the Vermont House of Representatives in 1834; a member of the Vermont Senate in 1836; a delegate from Vermont in 1839 to the Whig National Convention at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, serving as (member, Committee on Permanent Organization; member, Balloting Committee; member, Committee to Notify Nominees); and Presidential Elector for Vermont in 1840. He was also a director of the Rutland & Burlington Railroad Company.
Henry was elected US Representative as a Whig to the Thirtieth and Thirty-first Congresses and served from March 4, 1847 to March 3, 1851. When he was an unsuccessful candidate for election in 1852 to the Thirty-third Congress, he resumed banking. He was Presidential Elector for Vermont in 1860.
Henry died in Bellows Falls, Vermont, on April 16, 1861,