Stanbery, Henry

Life Span
to
Full name
Henry Stanbery
Place of Birth
Birth Date Certainty
Exact
Death Date Certainty
Exact
Gender
Male
Race
White
Sectional choice
North
Origins
Free State
No. of Spouses
2
No. of Children
5
Family
Jonas Stanbery (father), Francis E. Beecher (first wife), Cecilia Bond (second wife)
Education
Other
Other Education
Washington College (PA)
Occupation
Politician
Attorney or Judge
Political Parties
Whig
Republican
Government
Johnson Administration (1865-69)

Henry Stanbery (American National Bibliography)

Scholarship
Although widely recognized as a man of integrity and principle, Stanbery was not adept at practicing the art of political compromise. Of conservative and somewhat inflexible temperment, his advice to Johnson encouraged the seventeenth president to become more recalcitrant in his attitude toward Congress. By encouraging this defiance through his interpretation of the Reconstruction Acts, Stanbery played a significant role in furthering conflict that resulted eventually in the first impeachment of a U.S. president.
Bruce Tap, "Stanbery, Henry," American National Biography Online, February 2000, http://www.anb.org/articles/04/04-00939.html.
How to Cite This Page: "Stanbery, Henry," House Divided: The Civil War Research Engine at Dickinson College, http://hd.housedivided.dickinson.edu/node/12431.