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Henry CRIST

(1764-1844)

CRIST, Henry, a Representative from Kentucky; born in Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania County, Va., October 20, 1764; moved with his father to Pennsylvania, where he attended the public schools; moved to Kentucky and engaged in the surveying of lands; moved to Bullitt County, Ky., in 1788 and engaged in the manufacture of salt; member of the State house of representatives in 1795 and 1806; served in the State senate 1800-1804; elected as a Republican to the Eleventh Congress (March 4, 1809-March 3, 1811); was a Whig after the organization of that party; died near Shepherdsville, Bullitt County, Ky., August 11, 1844; interment in State Cemetery, Frankfort, Ky.

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

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