Henry Jarvis RAYMOND, Congress, NY (1820-1869)


RAYMOND, Henry Jarvis, a Representative from New York; born in Lima, Livingston County, N.Y., January 24, 1820; attended the common schools; was graduated from the University of Vermont at Burlington in 1840; moved to New York City and studied law; engaged in journalism; was connected with the New York Tribune 1841-1848, with the Courier and Enquirer 1848-1850, and with Harper’s Magazine in 1850; member of the State assembly in 1850 and 1851 and served as speaker in the latter year; established the New York Times in 1851; delegate to the Whig National Convention in 1852; Lieutenant Governor of New York in 1854; declined a renomination; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1860; again a member of the State assembly in 1862 and served as speaker; elected as a Republican to the Thirty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1865-March 3, 1867); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1866; resumed newspaper activities with the New York Times; died in New York City June 18, 1869; interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.


Brown, Ernest Francis. Raymond of the Times. New York: Norton, 1951. Reprint, Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1970 ; Dodd, Dorothy. Henry J. Raymond and the New York Times During Reconstruction. Chicago: Distributed by University of Chicago Libraries, 1936.

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