Robert Pryor Henry
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Robert Pryor Henry

Sign in front of the McCracken, Kentucky Courthouse (in Paducah, Kentucky) commemorating early members of the U.S. House of Representatives representing Jackson Purchase (U.S. historical region). The "First District" in the title actually changed over time. It refers to the Jackson Purchase, which was in the 5th district from 1819 to 1823, the 12th district until 1833, and then the 1st district until the end of the sign's lineage in 1855.

Robert Pryor Henry (November 24, 1788 - August 25, 1826) was a U.S. Representative from Kentucky.

Born in Henrys Mills, Kentucky (then a part of Virginia), Henry pursued classical studies and was graduated from Transylvania College, Lexington, Kentucky. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1809 and commenced practice in Georgetown, Kentucky. He served as prosecuting attorney in 1819. He served in the War of 1812. He moved to Hopkinsville in 1817.

Henry was elected as a Jackson Republican to the Eighteenth Congress and reelected as a Jacksonian candidate to the Nineteenth Congress and served from March 4, 1823, until his death in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, August 25, 1826. He was interred in Pioneer Cemetery.

See also


  • United States Congress. "Robert Pryor Henry (id: H000517)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
  • Allen, William B. (1872). A History of Kentucky: Embracing Gleanings, Reminiscences, Antiquities, Natural Curiosities, Statistics, and Biographical Sketches of Pioneers, Soldiers, Jurists, Lawyers, Statesmen, Divines, Mechanics, Farmers, Merchants, and Other Leading Men, of All Occupations and Pursuits. Bradley & Gilbert. pp. 269-270. Retrieved .
  • Perrin, William Henry (1884). Counties of Christian and Trigg, Kentucky : historical and biographical. F.A. Battey Publishing Company. p. 98.

 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
District created
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Kentucky's 12th congressional district

1823-1826 (obsolete district)
Succeeded by
John F. Henry

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