Rep. John Henry
|Birthplace:||Lincoln County, Kentucky, United States|
|Death:||Died in St. Louis, Missouri, United States|
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About Rep. John Henry
John Henry (November 1, 1800 – April 28, 1882) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois.
Born near Stanford, Kentucky, Henry attended the public schools. He served as a private in Captain Arnett's company of Illinois volunteers in the Black Hawk War. He served as member of the State House of Representatives 1832-1840. He was prominently associated with the first railway being constructed in Illinois in 1838. He served as member of the State senate from 1840-1847. Following this, he served as the superintendent for the Illinois state insane asylum located in Jacksonville, Illinois.
Henry was elected as a Whig to the Twenty-ninth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Edward D. Baker and served from February 5, 1847, to March 3, 1847. He was succeeded as Congressman by Abraham Lincoln. He was not a candidate for the Thirtieth Congress. Superintendent of the State insane asylum at Jacksonville, Illinois from 1850 to 1855. During the Civil War was connected with the Quartermaster's Department at Jackson, Tennessee, from August 25, 1862, to April 30, 1863. He died on April 28, 1882 in St. Louis, Missouri, and was interred at Bellefontaine Cemetery.
Rep. John Henry's Timeline
November 1, 1800
Lincoln County, Kentucky, United States
Mercer County, Kentucky, United States