Slocum, Henry Warner

Life Span
to
Full name
Henry Warner Slocum
Place of Birth
Birth Date Certainty
Exact
Death Date Certainty
Exact
Gender
Male
Race
White
Sectional choice
North
Origins
Free State
No. of Spouses
1
No. of Children
4
Family
Matthew B. Slocum (father), Mary Ostrander (mother), Clara Rice (wife, 1854)
Education
West Point (US Military Academy)
Occupation
Politician
Military
Attorney or Judge
Relation to Slavery
White non-slaveholder
Political Parties
Democratic
Government
US House of Representatives
State legislature
Local government
Military
US military (Pre-Civil War)
Union Army
US military (Post-Civil War)

Henry Warner Slocum (Congressional Biographical Directory)

Reference
SLOCUM, Henry Warner, a Representative from New York; born in Delphi, Onondaga County, N.Y., September 24, 1827; was graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point and commissioned as a second lieutenant, First Artillery, July 1, 1852; served in the Seminole War and was promoted to first lieutenant March 3, 1855; resigned his commission October 31, 1856; settled in Syracuse, N.Y.; studied law while in the Army; was admitted to the bar in 1858 and practiced in Syracuse, N.Y.; member of the State assembly in 1859; entered the Union Army as colonel of the Twenty-eighth New York Volunteers in May 1861; promoted to major general and resigned his commission September 28, 1865, and settled in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he continued the practice of law; unsuccessful Democratic candidate for secretary of state of New York; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-first and Forty-second Congresses (March 4, 1869-March 3, 1873); was not a candidate for renomination in 1872; resumed the practice of law; was appointed president of the department of city works in 1876; elected as a Representative at Large from New York to the Forty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1885); died in Brooklyn, N.Y., April 14, 1894; interment in Greenwood Cemetery.
"Slocum, Henry Warner," Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 to Present, http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=S000496.
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