Charles L. Henry
Charles L. Henry
|Member of the United States House of Representatives from Indiana's 7th district|
March 4, 1895 – March 3, 1897
|Preceded by||William D. Bynum|
|Succeeded by||Jesse Overstreet|
|Member of the United States House of Representatives from Indiana's 8th district|
March 4, 1897 – March 4, 1899
|Preceded by||George W. Faris|
|Succeeded by||George W. Cromer|
|Member of the Indiana Senate|
|Born||July 1, 1849|
Green Township, Hancock County, Indiana, U.S.
|Died||May 2, 1927 (aged 77)|
Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
|Alma mater||Asbury (now DePauw) University, Indiana University|
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.
Later career and death
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.
- United States Congress. "Charles L. Henry (id: H000503)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress.
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