BRISTOW, Henry, (1840 - 1906)


"Around the Capital" (detail), engraving, Thomas Fleming, 1902, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

BRISTOW, Henry, a Representative from New York; born in St. Michael, Azores Islands, June 5, 1840; immigrated to the United States with his parents, who settled in Brooklyn, N.Y.; attended public and private schools; engaged in mercantile pursuits until 1896; served as a private in Company B, Seventh Regiment, New York State Militia, from April 26, 1861, to June 3, 1861; appointed city magistrate in 1896; member of the board of education of Brooklyn 1880-1889; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1901-March 3, 1903); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1902 to the Fifty-eighth Congress; appointed public administrator of Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1904 and served until his death in that city October 11, 1906; interment in Greenwood Cemetery.