John Hardin McHenry, Sr

John Hardin McHenry, Sr

Birth
Springfield, Washington County, Kentucky, USA
Death 1 Nov 1871 (aged 74)
Owensboro, Daviess County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Owensboro, Daviess County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID 6877516 · View Source
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US Congressman. He received his education, principally from his father, and studied law under his uncle, Martin D. Hardin, and was admitted to the bar in 1819. He began the practice of law at Leitchfield, Kentucky, where he was postmaster. Governor John Adair appointed him Major of the Eighty-seventh Regiment State Militia on November 22 1820. In 1821, he became Commonwealth attorney for the new judicial district, embracing Daviess, Henderson, Breckenridge, Ohio and Muhlenberg Counties. He removed to Hartford and entered upon the duties of this office, which he held until 1839, when he resigned. In 1840, he was elected to the legislature. On January 26, 1843, he was appointed by Governor Robert P. Letcher, on the advice of the Senate, a member of the Board of Overseers of Transylvania University. In 1845, he was elected as a Whig to represent Kentucky's 2nd Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives, and served from 1845 to 1847. In 1849, he was a member of the State Constitutional Convention, representing Ohio and Hancock Counties. He removed to Owensboro in 1853, where he continued the practice of law until the time of his death.


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  • Added: 25 Oct 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6877516
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Hardin McHenry, Sr (19 Oct 1797–1 Nov 1871), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6877516, citing Rosehill Elmwood Cemetery, Owensboro, Daviess County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .