SCUDDER, Henry Joel, (1825 - 1886)


SCUDDER, Henry Joel, (uncle of Townsend Scudder), a Representative from New York; born in Northport, Suffolk County, N.Y., on September 18, 1825; attended the district school and Huntington Academy; was graduated from Trinity College, Hartford, Conn., in 1846; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1848 and practiced in New York City; commissioned captain in the Thirty-seventh Regiment, New York National Guard, in 1862 and served throughout the Civil War; elected as a Republican to the Forty-third Congress (March 4, 1873-March 3, 1875); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1874; trustee of Trinity College for over twenty years; resumed the practice of law in New York City, where he died February 10, 1886; interment in the family cemetery at Northport, Suffolk County, N.Y.