STORRS, Henry Randolph, (1787 - 1837)


STORRS, Henry Randolph, (brother of William Lucius Storrs), a Representative from New York; born in Middletown, Conn., September 3, 1787; was graduated from Yale College in 1804; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1807 and commenced practice in Champion, Jefferson County, N.Y.; later practiced in Whitesboro and Utica, N.Y.; elected as a Federalist to the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Congresses (March 4, 1817-March 3, 1821); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1820; elected as an Adams-Clay Federalist to the Eighteenth Congress, reelected as an Adams candidate to the Nineteenth and Twentieth Congresses and elected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-first Congress (March 4, 1823-March 3, 1831); chairman, Committee on Naval Affairs (Nineteenth Congress); one of the managers appointed by the House of Representatives in 1830 to conduct the impeachment proceedings against James H. Peck, United States judge for the district of Missouri; presiding judge of the court of common pleas of Oneida County 1825-1829; moved to New York City and practiced law; died in New Haven, Conn., July 29, 1837; interment in Grove Street Cemetery.