Henry Riggs Rathbone

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Henry Riggs Rathbone

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Birthplace: Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
Death: July 15, 1928 (58)
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States
Place of Burial: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Maj. Henry Rathbone (USA) and Clara Hamilton Rathbone
Husband of Laura Lucille Rathbone
Brother of Gerald Laurence Lawrence Rathbone and Clara Pauline Randolph

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About Henry Riggs Rathbone

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Henry Riggs Rathbone (February 12, 1870 – July 15, 1928) was a congressman from Illinois, USA. During their engagement to be married, his future parents were present at Abraham Lincoln's assassination at Ford's Theatre on April 14, 1865. Coincidentally, he was born on what would have been Lincoln's 61st birthday.


Born in Washington, D.C., to Major Henry Reed Rathbone and Clara Rathbone née Harris, the daughter of U.S. Senator Ira Harris, he moved to Hanover, Germany, with his family in 1882 when his father was appointed consul to Hanover. The next year, Major Rathbone murdered young Henry's mother and tried to kill himself as well. Major Rathbone was admitted to an asylum for the criminally insane in Hildesheim and Henry and his siblings were brought back to the United States to be raised by their uncle, William Harris.


Despite the tragic events he lived through in his early years, Rathbone successfully graduated from Phillips Academy in 1888, from Yale University in 1892, and from the Law Department at the University of Wisconsin in 1894. He was admitted to the Bar in 1895, and commenced practicing law in Chicago, Illinois.


Rathbone later became involved in politics. He was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1916 which nominated Charles Evans Hughes for the presidency. He was elected as a Republican to the United States House of Representatives in 1922, and served from 1923 until his death in 1928. He was interred in Rosehill Cemetery in Chicago.


US Congressman. Elected to represent Illinois as At-Large in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1923 until his death in 1928. (bio by: [fg.cgi?page=mr&MRid=46537737" target="_blank Peterborough K)] Maintained by: Find A Grave Record added: Jul 09, 2003

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Henry Riggs Rathbone's Timeline

1870
February 12, 1870
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
1928
July 15, 1928
Age 58
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States
July 15, 1928
Age 58
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States