The Road to Civil War

Henry May

(February 13, 1816 — September 25, 1866) Henry May, a Representative from Maryland; born in Washington, D.C., February 13, 1816; pursued an academic course; attended Columbian College (later George Washington University), Washington, D.C.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1840 and practiced; sent by President Pierce to Mexico to investigate claims under our treaty of peace with Mexico; moved to Baltimore, Md., in 1850; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third Congress (March 4, 1853-March 3, 1855); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1854 to the Thirty-fourth Congress; elected as a Unionist to the Thirty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1861-March 3, 1863); died in Baltimore, Md., September 25, 1866; interment in Cathedral Cemetery. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at]

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