Henry H. Starkweather

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"(April 29, 1826 -- January 28, 1876) Henry Howard Starkweather was a(n) lawyer, public servant, postmaster, and American politician. Starkweather was born in Preston, Connecticut. He studied law and was admitted to the bar. Henry served as a member of the state house of representatives (1856), as a delegate to the Republican National Convention (1860 and 1868), and as a postmaster of Norwich, Connecticut (1861-1865). Starkweather was elected as a Republican to the 40th, 41st, 42nd, 43rd, and 44th Congresses (March 4, 1867 - his death January 28, 1876), where he served as chairman on the Committee on District of Columbia (42nd Congress) [Source: 'Biographical Directory of the United States Congress 1774 - Present', available at https://bioguideretro.congress.gov/Home/MemberDetails?memIndex=S000815]"

Member of Connecticut Delegation—United States Fifteenth Amendment.

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