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Henry BRUSH

(1778-1855)

BRUSH, Henry, a Representative from Ohio; born in Dutchess County, N.Y., in June 1778; completed preparatory studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1803 and commenced practice in Chillicothe, Ohio; member of the State house of representatives in 1810; served in the State senate in 1814; moved to London, Ohio; elected as a Republican to the Sixteenth Congress (March 4, 1819-March 3, 1821); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of War (Sixteenth Congress); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1820 to the Seventeenth Congress; judge of the supreme court of Ohio in 1828; retired to his farm near London, Madison County, Ohio, where he died January 19, 1855; interment in Oak Hill Cemetery.

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

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