HENRY, Charles Lewis, (1849 - 1927)


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HENRY, Charles Lewis, a Representative from Indiana; born in Green Township, Hancock County, Ind., July 1, 1849; moved with his parents to Pendleton, Ind.; attended the common schools and Asbury (now De Pauw) University, Greencastle, Ind.; was graduated from the law department of Indiana University at Bloomington in 1872; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Pendleton; moved to Anderson, Ind., in 1875; member of the State senate in 1880, 1881, and 1883; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth and Fifty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1899); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1898; interested in the development and operation of electric interurban railways; at the time of his death was president and receiver of the Indianapolis & Cincinnati Traction Co., which he had managed for twenty-three years; died in Indianapolis, Ind., May 2, 1927; interment in Maplewood Cemetery, Anderson, Ind.