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Henry BACON

(1846-1915)

BACON, Henry, a Representative from New York; born in Brooklyn, N.Y., March 14, 1846; attended the Mount Pleasant Academy in Sing Sing, the Episcopal Academy in Cheshire, Conn., and was graduated from Union College in 1865; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1866 and commenced practice in Goshen, N.Y.; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-ninth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Lewis Beach; reelected to the Fiftieth Congress and served from December 6, 1886, until March 3, 1889; chairman, Committee on Manufactures (Fiftieth Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1888 to the Fifty-first Congress; elected to the Fifty-second Congress (March 4, 1891-March 3, 1893); chairman, Committee on Banking and Currency (Fifty-second Congress); unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1892; resumed the practice of law in Goshen; delegate to the Democratic National Convention at Chicago in 1892; corporation counsel of Goshen 1909-1915; died in Goshen, N.Y., on March 25, 1915; interment in Slate Hill Cemetery.

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

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