ENOCHS, William Henry, (1842 - 1893)


"The House of Representatives of the Fifty Third Congress" (detail), The Graphic Chicago, 1893, Collection of U.S. House of Representatives

ENOCHS, William Henry, a Representative from Ohio; born near Middleburg, Noble County, Ohio, March 29, 1842; attended the common schools and Ohio University at Athens; enlisted as a private in Company B, Second Regiment, Ohio Infantry, April 17, 1861; also served with West Virginia Infantry and promoted to colonel; brevetted brigadier general of Volunteers March 13, 1865; was graduated from the Cincinnati Law School in 1866; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Ironton, Ohio; member of the State house of representatives in 1870 and 1871; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-second and Fifty-third Congresses and served from March 4, 1891, until his death in Ironton, Lawrence County, Ohio, July 13, 1893; interment in Arlington National Cemetery.