Lewis Henry

Lewis Henry

Birth
Elmira, Chemung County, New York, USA
Death 23 Jul 1941 (aged 56)
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Elmira, Chemung County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 17133113 · View Source
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US Congressman from New York. He graduated from Cornell University in 1909 and Columbia University Law School in 1911, and then became an attorney in Elmira. He was a member of Elmira's Board of Supervisors from 1914 to 1920, and was a delegate to the State Republican Convention in 1920. In 1922 he won a special election held to fill US House of Representatives seat left vacant by the resignation of Alanson B. Houghton, and served the remainder of Houghton's term, April, 1922 to March, 1923. Henry was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1922, and returned to his Elmira law practice. He also became active in other businesses, including serving as President of Korea's Oriental Consolidated Mining Company until he sold it to Japan's Nippon Mining in 1939.

Bio by: Bill McKern



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  • Find a Grave Memorial 17133113
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lewis Henry (8 Jun 1885–23 Jul 1941), Find a Grave Memorial no. 17133113, citing Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, Chemung County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .