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Henry Joel Scudder
Birth: Sep. 18, 1825
Northport
Suffolk County
New York, USA
Death: Feb. 10, 1886
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

US Congressman. He graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut in 1846, studied law, and became an attorney in Hew York City in 1848. In 1862 he joined the 37th Regiment of the New York National Guard as a Captain, and served until the end of the Civil War in 1865. In 1872 he was elected to the US House as a Republican and served one term, 1873 to 1875. He did not run for reelection and returned to practicing law in New York City. Throughout his life Scudder remained an active supporter of Trinity College, including serving on its Board of trustees for over twenty years. He was also a benefactor of the Town of Huntington Public Library in the 1870s, donating many of the books that began its collection. Henry J. Scudder was the uncle of Townsend Scudder, who also served as a Congressman. (bio by: Bill McKern) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Louisa Henrietta Davies Scudder (1834 - 1864)*
 
 Children:
  Henry Townsend Scudder (1854 - 1937)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
FOREVER WITH THE LORD
 
Burial:
Old Northport Cemetery
Northport
Suffolk County
New York, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Bill McKern
Record added: Jan 28, 2007
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Henry Joel Scudder
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