E. Stevens Henry
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E. Stevens Henry
E. Stevens Henry
Edward Stevens Henry (Connecticut Congressman).jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Connecticut's 1st district

March 4, 1895 - March 3, 1913
Lewis Sperry
Augustine Lonergan
3rd Mayor of Rockville, Connecticut

1894-1895
44th Treasurer of Connecticut

January 10, 1889 - January 4, 1893
GovernorMorgan Bulkeley
Alexander Warner
Marvin H. Sanger
Member of the Connecticut Senate

1887-1888
Member of the Connecticut House of Representatives

1883
Personal details
Born(1836-02-10)February 10, 1836
Gill, Massachusetts
DiedOctober 10, 1921(1921-10-10) (aged 85)
Rockville, Connecticut
Political partyRepublican

Edward Stevens Henry (February 10, 1836 - October 10, 1921) was an American businessman and politician from Connecticut who served as a Republican member of the United States House of Representative for Connecticut's 1st congressional district from 1895 to 1913. He also served as the 44th Treasurer of Connecticut from 1889 to 1893 and in the Connecticut House of Representatives, the Connecticut Senate and as mayor of Rockville, Connecticut.

Early life

Henry was born in the town of Gill, Massachusetts and moved with his parents at age 13 to Rockville, Connecticut in 1849. He attended the public schools and engaged in the dry-goods business. He was the organizer of the People's Saving Bank in Rockville and Treasurer from 1870 to 1921. He was a farmer and breeder of thoroughbred stock.[1]

Career

He served as a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives in 1883 and of the Connecticut Senate from 1887 to 1888. He served as delegate at large to the Republican National Convention in 1888, Treasurer of the State of Connecticut from 1889 to 1893 and as the 3rd mayor of Rockville from 1894 to 1895.[2]

Henry was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth and to the eight succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1913). He served as chairman of the Committee on Expenditures on Public Buildings (Sixtieth and Sixty-first Congresses). He declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1912.

He resumed his former mercantile pursuits in Rockville, Connecticut where he died on October 10, 1921. He was interred in Grove Hill Cemetery.[3]

Edward Stevens Henry gravestone

Legacy

Henry Park in Rockville, Connecticut is located on land donated by Henry and named in his honor.[4]

Footnotes

  1. ^ Encyclopedia of Connecticut Biography. Boston - New York - Chicago: The American Historical Society Incorporated. 1917. p. 280. Retrieved 2020.
  2. ^ Commemorative biographical record of Tolland and Windham counties Connecticut. Chicago: J.H. Beers & Co. 1903. pp. 126-128. Retrieved 2020.
  3. ^ "Edward Stevens Henry". www.findagrave.com. Retrieved 2020.
  4. ^ Pelland, Dave. "War Memorial Tower, Rockville". www.ctmonuments.net. Retrieved 2020.

References

External links

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.

Connecticut House of Representatives
Preceded by
Member of the Connecticut House of Representatives
1883
Succeeded by
Connecticut State Senate
Preceded by
Member of the Connecticut Senate
1887-1888
Succeeded by
U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Lewis Sperry
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Connecticut's 1st congressional district

1895-1913
Succeeded by
Augustine Lonergan
Political offices
Preceded by
Alexander Warner
Connecticut State Treasurer
1889-1893
Succeeded by
Marvin H. Sanger
Preceded by
Mayor of Rockville, Connecticut
1894-1895
Succeeded by

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