Henry Melville Youmans

Henry Melville Youmans

Otego, Otsego County, New York, USA
Death 8 Jul 1920 (aged 88)
Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan, USA
Burial Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 23034915 · View Source
Suggest Edits

US Congressman. He was educated in Otego and became an employee of the York & Erie Railroad. In 1862 he moved to East Saginaw, Michigan where he farmed and worked at a lumber mill, later owning his own lumber operation and a salt works. He was Mayor of East Saginaw from 1886 to 1887, served four terms as a city alderman, and also held other local offices including Justice of the Peace. in 1890 he was elected to the US House of Representatives as a Democrat and served one term, 1891 to 1893. During his term Youmans was Chairman of the Committee on Expenditures on Public Buildings. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1892 and returned to his farming and business interests, which expanded to include road building, brick making and apple orchards. Youmans served in the Michigan Senate from 1896 to 1897 and was an unsuccessful candidate for the US House in 1902.

Bio by: Bill McKern

Family Members




How famous was Henry Melville Youmans?

Current rating:

15 votes

to cast your vote.

  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Bill McKern
  • Added: 22 Nov 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial 23034915
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Melville Youmans (15 May 1832–8 Jul 1920), Find a Grave Memorial no. 23034915, citing Brady Hill Cemetery, Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .