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Henry Taylor Blow

  • Birth 15 Jul 1817 Southampton County, Virginia, USA
  • Death 11 Sep 1875 Saratoga, Saratoga County, New York, USA
  • Burial Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
  • Plot Block 78/87 Lot 2465
  • Memorial ID 9317

US Congressman. In 1830, he moved to St. Louis, Missouri, studed at the St. Louis University, plus engaged in the paint and oil business. He was a member of the State Senate (1854-58) and President Abraham Lincoln appointed him Minister Resident to Venezuela, (1861-62). In 1863, he was elected as an Unconditional Unionist to the Thirty-eighth Congress and as a Republican to the Thirty-ninth Congress, serving until 1867. Not a candidate for re-nomination, he resumed his former business pursuits and was appointed by President U.S. Grant Ambassator to Brazil, serving (1869-71). In 1874, he was elected a member of the Board of Commissioners of the District of Columbia and served until his death at age 58.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 19 May 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9317
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Taylor Blow (15 Jul 1817–11 Sep 1875), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9317, citing Bellefontaine Cemetery, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .