Edward Stevens HENRY, Congress, CT (1836-1921)


HENRY, Edward Stevens, a Representative from Connecticut; born in the town of Gill, Franklin County, Mass., February 10, 1836; moved to Rockville, Conn.; attended the public schools; engaged in the dry-goods business; treasurer of the People’s Saving Bank, Rockville, 1870-1921; member of the State house of representatives in 1883; served in the State senate in 1887 and 1888; delegate at large to the Republican National Convention in 1888; treasurer of the State of Connecticut 1889-1893; mayor of Rockville in 1894 and 1895; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth and to the eight succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1913); chairman, Committee on Expenditures on Public Buildings (Sixtieth and Sixty-first Congresses); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1912; resumed his former mercantile pursuits in Rockville, Tolland County, Conn., where he died October 10, 1921; interment in Grove Hill Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present