Henry Williams DWIGHT, Congress, MA (1788-1845)


DWIGHT, Henry Williams, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Stockbridge, Mass., February 26, 1788; attended Williams College, Williamstown, Mass.; studied law; was admitted to the Massachusetts bar in 1809 and commenced practice in Stockbridge; during the War of 1812 served as aide-de-camp with the rank of colonel on the staff of General Whiton; member of the State house of representatives in 1818; elected as a Federalist to the Seventeenth Congress; reelected as a Adams-Clay Federalist to the Eighteenth Congress; elected as an Adams candidate to the Nineteenth and Twentieth Congresses; and reelected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-first Congress (March 4, 1821-March 3, 1831); was not a candidate for renomination in 1830 to the Twenty-second Congress; again a member of the State house of representatives in 1834; interested in the breeding of purebred sheep and cattle; died in New York City February 21, 1845; interment in Stockbridge Cemetery, Stockbridge, Berkshire County, Mass.

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