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HENRY, Charles Lewis (1849-1927)

HENRY, CHARLES LEWIS, a Representative from Indiana; born in Green Township, Hancock County, Ind., July 1, 1849; moved with his parents to Pendleton, Ind.; attended the common schools and Asbury (now De Pauw) University, Greencastle, Ind.; was graduated from the law department of Indiana University at Bloomington in 1872; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Pendleton; moved to Anderson, Ind., in 1875; member of the State senate in 1880, 1881, and 1883; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fourth and Fifty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1895-March 3, 1899); declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1898; interested in the development and operation of electric interurban railways; at the time of his death was president and receiver of the Indianapolis & Cincinnati Traction Co., which he had managed for twenty-three years; died in Indianapolis, Ind., May 2, 1927; interment in Maplewood Cemetery, Anderson, Ind.

Indiana Historical Society
Indianapolis, IN
Papers: ca. 1915, 1 item.
A typescript and carbon of Henry's "Recollections" of his business activities from 1889 to 1900, during which time he was mainly occupied with developing electric streetcar and interurban railroads in Anderson Indianapolis in Indiana, and in Missouri. The recollections were written sometime between 1900 and his death in 1927.

Papers: In the Noble Chase Butler papers, 1809-1933, 19 linear feet.
Correspondents include Henry. A finding aid is available in the repository.


Indiana University
Lilly Library
Bloomington, IN
Papers: In the Charles Warren Fairbanks papers, 1819-1939, 150,006 items.
Correspondents include Henry.