HENN, Bernhart, (1817 - 1865)


HENN, Bernhart, a Representative from Iowa; born in Cherry Valley, N.Y., in 1817; attended the common schools; moved to Burlington, Iowa, in 1838; studied law; was admitted to the bar in Burlington, Iowa; moved to Fairfield, Iowa, when appointed register of the United States land office in 1845 by President Polk; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-second and Thirty-third Congresses (March 4, 1851-March 3, 1855); engaged in banking and dealing in real estate; died in Fairfield, Iowa, August 30, 1865; interment in Evergreen Cemetery.