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Henry Benton SAYLER

(1836-1900)

SAYLER, Henry Benton, (cousin of Milton Sayler), a Representative from Indiana; born in Montgomery County, Ohio, March 31, 1836; moved to Clinton County, Ind.; attended the common schools of the county; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1856 and commenced practice in Eaton, Preble County, Ohio; during the Civil War served in the Union Army as lieutenant, captain, and major; elected as a Republican to the Forty-third Congress (March 4, 1873-March 3, 1875); was not a candidate for renomination in 1874; judge of the Twenty-eighth judicial circuit court of Indiana 1875-1900; died in Huntington, Huntington County, Ind., June 18, 1900; interment in Mount Hope Cemetery.

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

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