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Henry Clay SNODGRASS

(1848-1931)

SNODGRASS, Henry Clay, (uncle of Charles Edward Snodgrass), a Representative from Tennessee; born near Sparta, White County, Tenn., March 29, 1848; attended Sparta Academy; studied law at Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tenn.; was admitted to the bar in 1870 and commenced practice in Sparta, Tenn.; also engaged in agricultural pursuits; during the Civil War served as a private in the Confederate Army; attorney general of the fifth judicial circuit 1878-1884; elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second and Fifty-third Congresses (March 4, 1891-March 3, 1895); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1894 to the Fifty-fourth Congress; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1896; resumed the practice of his profession in Sparta, White County, Tenn.; moved to Gould, Okla., and engaged in agricultural pursuits; died in Altus, Okla., April 22, 1931; interment in Altus Cemetery.

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

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