HENRY, William, (1788 - 1861)


HENRY, William, a Representative from Vermont; born in Charlestown, N.H., March 22, 1788; attended the common schools; engaged in business in Chester, Vt., and later engaged in manufacturing in Vermont, New York, and Jaffery, N.H.; moved to Bellows Falls, Vt., in 1831; engaged in banking; member of the State house of representatives in 1834 and 1835; served in the State senate in 1836; a director of the Rutland & Burlington Railroad Co.; delegate to the Whig National Convention at Harrisburg, Pa., in 1839; elected as a Whig to the Thirtieth and Thirty-first Congresses (March 4, 1847-March 3, 1851); unsuccessful candidate for election in 1852 to the Thirty-third Congress; resumed banking; presidential elector on the Republican ticket in 1860; died in Bellows Falls, Vt., April 16, 1861; interment in South Street Cemetery, Chester, Vt.