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Henry Howard STARKWEATHER

(1826-1876)

STARKWEATHER, Henry Howard, a Representative from Connecticut; born in Preston, Conn., April 29, 1826; attended the common schools; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Norwich, Conn.; member of the State house of representatives in 1856; delegate to the Republican National Conventions in 1860 and 1868; postmaster of Norwich, Conn., 1861-1865; elected as a Republican to the Fortieth and to the four succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1867, until his death in Washington, D.C., on January 28, 1876; chairman, Committee on District of Columbia (Forty-second Congress); interment in Yantic Cemetery, Norwich, Conn.

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

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