Henry Davis McHenry

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Henry Davis McHenry, (son of John Hardin McHenry), a Representative from Kentucky; born in Hartford, Ohio County, Ky., February 27, 1826; attended the public schools at Hartford, and was graduated from the law department of Transylvania University, Lexington, Ky., in 1845; was admitted to the bar in 1845 and commenced practice in Hartford; member of the State house of representatives 1851-1853 and 1865-1867; served in the State senate 1861-1865; member of the Democratic National Committee from 1872 until his death; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-second Congress (March 4, 1871-March 3, 1873); resumed the practice of his profession in Hartford; delegate to the State constitutional convention in 1890; died in Hartford, Ky., December 17, 1890; interment in Oakwood Cemetery.

He represented Daviess County in Congress.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. On-line Courtesy of the Daviess County Bicentennial Committee