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 Henry Joel Scudder

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Henry Joel Scudder

Birth
Northport, Suffolk County, New York, USA
Death 10 Feb 1886 (aged 60)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Northport, Suffolk County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 17724350 View Source
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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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  • Originally Created by: Bill McKern
  • Added: 28 Jan 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial 17724350
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/17724350/henry-joel-scudder : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Joel Scudder (18 Sep 1825–10 Feb 1886), Find a Grave Memorial ID 17724350, citing Old Northport Cemetery, Northport, Suffolk County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .