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 Gustavas Adolphus Henry

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Gustavas Adolphus Henry

Birth
Scott County, Kentucky, USA
Death 11 Sep 1880 (aged 75)
Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 22314 View Source
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CSA Senator. A native of Scott County, Kentucky, he moved to Clarksville, Tennessee in 1833, set up a successful law practice and quickly became a leader of the Whig Party. While in Kentucky he served in that state’s legislature from 1831 to 1833 and later he was a member of the Tennessee legislature in 1851. He was an excellent orator and traveled the state in support of Whig causes. In 1853 he lost a bid to become Tennessee’s governor to Democrat Andrew Johnson. From 1862 to 1865 he served as a Confederate Senator from Tennessee. After the war he returned to Clarksville where he continued his law practice and remained active in politics, as a member of the Democratic Party.

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  • Added: 15 May 2001
  • Find a Grave Memorial 22314
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/22314/gustavas-adolphus-henry : accessed ), memorial page for Gustavas Adolphus Henry (8 Oct 1804–11 Sep 1880), Find a Grave Memorial ID 22314, citing Greenwood Cemetery, Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .