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Henry GRIDER

(1796-1866)

GRIDER, Henry, a Representative from Kentucky; born in Garrard County, Ky., July 16, 1796; pursued an academic course; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Bowling Green, Ky.; served in the War of 1812; member of the Kentucky state house of representatives in 1827 and 1831; served in the Kentucky state senate 1833-1837; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1843-March 3, 1847); elected as a Unionist to the Thirty-seventh and Thirty-eighth Congresses and as a Democrat to the Thirty-ninth Congress and served from March 4, 1861, until his death in Bowling Green, Ky., September 7, 1866; interment in Old College Street Cemetery.

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

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