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Henry Clay MINER

(1842-1900)

MINER, Henry Clay, a Representative from New York; born in New York City March 23, 1842; attended the public schools and the American Institute of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City; engaged in the drug business; in 1864 became interested in the theatrical business and eventually owned five theaters in New York City and Newark, N.J.; president of a lithographing company and also publisher of the American Dramatic Directory; for many years president of the Actors’ Fund Association; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-fourth Congress (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1897); was not a candidate for renomination in 1896; resumed his theatrical and other business pursuits; died in New York City February 22, 1900; interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.

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

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