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Lewis HENRY

(1885-1941)

HENRY, Lewis, a Representative from New York; born in Elmira, Chemung County, N.Y., June 8, 1885; attended the public schools; was graduated from Elmira (N.Y.) Academy in 1904, from Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y., in 1909, and from the law department of Columbia University, New York City, in 1911; was admitted to the bar in 1912 and commenced practice in Elmira, N.Y.; supervisor of the first ward of that city 1914-1920; delegate to the Republican State convention in 1920; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Alanson B. Houghton and served from April 11, 1922, to March 3, 1923; unsuccessful candidate for renomination; resumed the practice of law at Elmira, N.Y.; president of the Oriental Consolidated Mining Company until 1939; died at Boston, Mass., on July 23, 1941; interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, N.Y.

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

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