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Henry Bacon (New York)

For other people named Henry Bacon, see Henry Bacon (disambiguation).
Henry Bacon
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 15th district
In office
December 6, 1886 – March 3, 1889
Preceded by John H. Bagley, Jr.
Succeeded by Moses D. Stivers
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 15th district
In office
March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1893
Preceded by Moses D. Stivers
Succeeded by Ashbel P. Fitch
Personal details
Born March 14, 1846 (1846-03-14)
Brooklyn, New York
Died March 25, 1915 (1915-03-26) (aged 69)
Goshen, New York
Citizenship  United States
Political party Democratic Party
Alma mater Union College
Profession Attorney

Henry Bacon (March 14, 1846 – March 25, 1915) was an American politician and a U.S. Representative from New York.


Born in Brooklyn, New York, Bacon was the son of Daniel P. Bacon, and attended the Mount Pleasant Academy in Sing Sing, the Episcopal Academy in Cheshire, Connecticut. He was graduated from Union College in 1865; studied law, and was admitted to the bar in 1866. He commenced practice in Goshen, New York.[1]


Bacon was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-ninth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Lewis Beach as Representative of the fifteenth district of New York. He was reelected to the Fiftieth Congress and served from December 6, 1886, until March 3, 1889. During the Fiftieth Congress, he was chairman of the Committee on Manufactures. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1888 to the Fifty-first Congress. He was elected to the Fifty-second Congress from March 4, 1891 to March 3, 1893,[2] during which he served as chairman of the Committee on Banking and Currency.

An unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1892, he resumed the practice of law in Goshen. He served as delegate to the Democratic National Convention at Chicago in 1892,and was on the Corporation counsel of Goshen from 1909 to 1915.


Bacon died, of pneumonia, in Goshen, New York, on March 25, 1915 (age 69 years, 11 days). He is interred at Slate Hill Cemetery, Goshen, New York.[3]


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Preceded by
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York

Succeeded by
Preceded by
John H. Bagley, Jr.
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 15th congressional district

December 6, 1886 to March 3, 1889
Succeeded by
Moses D. Stivers
Preceded by
Moses D. Stivers
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 15th congressional district

March 4, 1891 to March 3, 1893
Succeeded by
Ashbel P. Fitch

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