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Henry C Snodgrass

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Preceded by  Henry C. Evans
Name  Henry Snodgrass
Succeeded by  Foster V. Brown
Citizenship  United States
Role  American Politician
Political party  Democratic
Education  Cumberland University
Resigned  March 3, 1895
Alma mater  Cumberland University
Party  Democratic Party

Born  March 26, 1848 (1848-03-26)
Spouse(s)  Ammie R. Cope Snodgrass
Children  Linnie Clay Snodgrass Black
Died  April 22, 1931, Altus, Oklahoma, United States

Battles and wars  American Civil War

Henry Clay Snodgrass (March 26, 1848 – April 22, 1931) was an American politician and a member of the United States House of Representatives for the 3rd congressional district of Tennessee.



Snodgrass was born on March 29, 1848 near Sparta, Tennessee in White County. He attended Sparta Academy, studied law at Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tennessee, and was admitted to the bar in 1870. He commenced practice in Sparta, Tennessee and engaged in agricultural pursuits.


During the Civil War, Snodgrass served as a private in the Confederate Army. From 1878 to 1884, he was the attorney general of the fifth judicial circuit.

Snodgrass was elected as a Democrat to the 52nd and 53rd Congresses. He served from March 4, 1891 to March 3, 1895, but he was not a successful candidate for re-election to the 54th Congress. He was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1896. He resumed the practice of his profession in Sparta, Tennessee in White County.

Snodgrass moved to Gould, Oklahoma and engaged in agricultural pursuits.


Snodgrass died on April 22, 1931 (age 83 years, 24 days) in Altus, Oklahoma. He is interred at Altus Cemetery. He was the uncle of fellow Tennessee congressman Charles Edward Snodgrass.


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