Granville Henderson OURY, Congress, AZ (1825-1891)

OURY Granville Henderson , a Delegate from the Territory of Arizona; born in Abingdon, Washington County, Va., March 12, 1825; moved with his parents to Bowling Green, Mo., in 1836; pursued academic studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1848 at Bowling Green, Mo.; moved to San Antonio, Tex., the same year, and in 1849 moved to Marysville, Calif., and engaged in mining; went to Tucson, Ariz., in 1856 and began the practice of law; presided as judge of the district court for Arizona and New Mexico at Mesilla, N.Mex.; elected delegate from Arizona to the Confederate Congress and took his seat January 21, 1862; resigned in 1862 to serve as captain, Herbert's Battalion, Arizona Cavalry, Confederate Army; colonel on the staff of General Sibley in Texas and Louisiana 1862-1864; took oath of allegiance October 8, 1865, at Fort Mason, Ariz., and then resumed the practice of law at Tucson; elected to the Territorial house of representatives in 1866; appointed Territorial attorney general in 1869; moved to Phoeniz in 1871; appointed district attorney of Maricopa County and served from 1871 to 1873; again elected to the Territorial house of representatives in 1873 and 1875, serving as speaker in 1866 and 1873; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1878 to the Forty-sixth Congress; appointed district attorney of Pinal County in 1879; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-seventh and Forty-eighth Congresses (March 4, 1881-March 3, 1885); was not a candidate for renomination in 1884; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1884; returned to Florence, Ariz., in 1885 and resumed the practice of law; district attorney for Pinal County in 1889 and 1890; died in Tucson, Ariz., January 11, 1891; interment in the Masonic Cemetery, Florence, Ariz.

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

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