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William Henry ( Born March 22, 1788 – Died April 16, 1861) was an American manufacturer and banker. He represented Vermont in the United States House of Representatives from 1847 to 1851.

William Henry
Member of the United States House of Representatives for Vermont's At-large congressional district
In office
March 4, 1847 – March 3, 1851
Preceded bySolomon Foot
Succeeded byAhiman Louis Miner
Member of the Vermont Senate
In office
1836
Member of the Vermont House of Representatives
In office
1834
Personal details
Born(1788-03-22)March 22, 1788
Charlestown, New Hampshire, U.S.
DiedApril 16, 1861(1861-04-16) (aged 73)
Bellows Falls, Vermont, U.S.
Political partyWhig Party (United States)
Spouse(s)Fanny Goodhue
ProfessionPolitician, Lawyer, Judge

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BiographyEdit

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.[1] He was also a director of the Rutland & Burlington Railroad Company.[2]

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.[3] 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.

DeathEdit

Henry died in Bellows Falls, Vermont, on April 16, 1861,

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "William Henry". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved November 23, 2012.
  2. ^ "William Henry". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved November 23, 2012.
  3. ^ "William Henry". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved November 23, 2012.

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