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Henry Warren OGDEN

(1842-1905)

OGDEN, Henry Warren, a Representative from Louisiana; born in Abingdon, Washington County, Va., October 21, 1842; moved with his parents to Warrensburg, Mo., in 1851; attended the common schools; entered the Confederate Army and served throughout the Civil War; first lieutenant of Company D, Sixteenth Regiment, Missouri Infantry, and afterward on the staff of Brigadier General Lewis, Second Brigade, Parsons’ division, Missouri Infantry; paroled at Shreveport on June 8, 1865; remained in Louisiana and engaged in agricultural pursuits; member of the State constitutional convention in 1879; served in the State house of representatives 1880-1888 and was speaker of the house from 1884 to 1888; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-third Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Newton C. Blanchard; reelected to the Fifty-fourth and Fifty-fifth Congresses and served from May 12, 1894, to March 3, 1899; resumed agricultural pursuits; died in Benton, Bossier Parish, La., on July 23, 1905; interment in Cottage Grove Cemetery.

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

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