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John Flournoy HENRY

(1793-1873)

HENRY, John Flournoy, a Representative from Kentucky; born at Henrys Mill, Scott County, Ky., on January 17, 1793; attended Georgetown Academy, Kentucky, and Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Pa.; was graduated from the College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1817; served at Fort Meigs in 1813 as surgeon’s mate of Kentucky troops; engaged in agricultural pursuits and the practice of medicine; elected as an Adams candidate to the Nineteenth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Robert P. Henry and served from December 11, 1826, to March 3, 1827; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1827 to the Twentieth Congress; professor in the Medical College of Ohio at Cincinnati in 1831; moved to Bloomington, Ill., in 1834 and to Burlington, Iowa, in 1845 and resumed the practice of medicine; died in Burlington, Iowa, November 12, 1873; interment in Aspen Grove Cemetery.

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

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