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Robert Pryor HENRY

(1788-1826)

HENRY, Robert Pryor, a Representative from Kentucky; born in Henrys Mills, Scott County, Ky. (then a part of Virginia), November 24, 1788; pursued classical studies and was graduated from Transylvania College, Lexington, Ky.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1809 and commenced practice in Georgetown, Ky.; prosecuting attorney in 1819; served in the War of 1812; moved to Hopkinsville in 1817; elected as a Jackson Republican to the Eighteenth Congress and reelected as a Jacksonian candidate to the Nineteenth Congress and served from March 4, 1823, until his death in Hopkinsville, Ky., August 25, 1826; interment in Pioneer Cemetery.

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

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