Winder Laird HENRY, Congress, MD (1864-1940)


HENRY, Winder Laird, (great-grandson of Charles Goldsborough and Robert Henry Goldsborough), a Representative from Maryland; born near Cambridge, Dorchester County, Md., December 20, 1864; attended the public schools; engaged in mercantile pursuits; purchased an interest in and became editor of the Cambridge Chronicle; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-third Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Robert F. Bratton and served from November 6, 1894, to March 3, 1895; was not a candidate for renomination in 1894; resumed newspaper work until 1898; studied law; was admitted to the bar of Dorchester County in 1898 and engaged in practice in Cambridge; colonel on the staff of Gov. John Walter Smith 1899-1903; commissioner of the land office of Maryland April 1 to May 1, 1908; appointed chief judge of the first judicial circuit in May 1908 and served until October 1, 1909; resumed the practice of law in Cambridge, Md., and also engaged in banking; member of the Public Service Commission of Maryland from August 1, 1914, to June 1, 1916; died in Cambridge, Md., July 5, 1940; interment in Christ Church Cemetery.

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