ST. JOHN, Henry (1783-1869)

ST. JOHN, HENRY, a Representative from Ohio; born in Washington County, Vt., July 16, 1783; received a limited schooling; served during the War of 1812; moved to Wooster, Ohio, in 1815, to Crawford County, Ohio, in 1828, and in 1837 to Seneca County, where he engaged in agricultural pursuits, milling, and storekeeping near Tiffin, Ohio; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth Congresses (March 4, 1843-March 3, 1847); was not a candidate for renomination; resumed agricultural pursuits; resided in Tiffin, Ohio, where he died in May 1869.

Rosenbach Museum & Library
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Papers: In the James K. Polk Papers, 1845, 1 item.
A letter from President James K. Polk to William L. Marcy, Secretary of War, written on December 26, 1845. In the letter, James Polk introduces Henry St. John, an Ohio congressman, to William Marcy.