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Henry SHERWOOD

(1813-1896)

SHERWOOD, Henry, a Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Bridgeport, Conn., October 9, 1813; moved with his parents to Catharine, Chemung County, N.Y., in 1817; attended the common schools; during the Texas war for independence served in the Texas Army under Sam Houston in 1836 and 1837; moved to Tioga County and settled in Wellsboro, Pa., in 1840; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1847 and practiced his profession in Wellsboro; elected burgess of Wellsboro; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-second Congress (March 4, 1871-March 3, 1873); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1872 to the Forty-third Congress; president of the Wellsboro & Lawrenceville Railroad and of the Pennsylvania division of the Pine Creek road; died in Wellsboro, Tioga County, Pa., on November 10, 1896; interment in the Wellsboro Cemetery.

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

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