Charles L. Henry

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Charles L. Henry
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Member of the United States House of Representatives from Indiana's 7th district
In office
March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1897
Preceded byWilliam D. Bynum
Succeeded byJesse Overstreet
Member of the United States House of Representatives from Indiana's 8th district
In office
March 4, 1897 – March 4, 1899
Preceded byGeorge W. Faris
Succeeded byGeorge W. Cromer
Member of the Indiana Senate
In office
1880-1881
1883
Personal details
Born(1849-07-01)July 1, 1849
Green Township, Hancock County, Indiana, U.S.
DiedMay 2, 1927(1927-05-02) (aged 77)
Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Alma materAsbury (now DePauw) University, Indiana University

Charles Lewis Henry (July 1, 1849 – May 2, 1927) was a U.S. Representative from Indiana.

Born in Green Township, Hancock County, Indiana, Henry moved with his parents to Pendleton, Indiana. He attended the common schools and Asbury (now DePauw) University and graduated from the law department of Indiana University at Bloomington in 1872. He was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Pendleton, eventually moving to Anderson, Indiana in 1875. He served as member of the State senate in 1880, 1881, and 1883.

Henry was elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth and Fifty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1899), but declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1898. He was interested in the development and operation of electric interurban railways. Henry is credited with coining the phrase "interurban" (of Latin derivation meaning "between cities"). At the time of his death he was president and receiver of the Indianapolis & Cincinnati Traction Co., which he had managed for twenty-three years. He died in Indianapolis, Indiana, May 2, 1927 and was interred in Maplewood Cemetery, Anderson, Indiana.

References[edit]

  • United States Congress. "Charles L. Henry (id: H000503)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
William D. Bynum
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 7th congressional district

1895–1897
Succeeded by
Jesse Overstreet
Preceded by
George W. Faris
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Indiana's 8th congressional district

1897–1899
Succeeded by
George W. Cromer