Henry C. Goodwin

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Henry C. Goodwin, New York Congressman

Henry Charles Goodwin (June 25, 1824 – November 12, 1860) was a U.S. Representative from New York.

Born in DeRuyter, New York, Goodwin completed preparatory studies. He studied law with Aretmas V. Bentley, was admitted to the bar in 1846 and commenced practice in Hamilton, New York. He served as district attorney of Madison County from 1847 to 1850.

Goodwin was elected as a Whig to the Thirty-third Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Gerrit Smith and served from November 7, 1854, to March 3, 1855. He was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1857 – March 3, 1859).

He resumed the practice of law, and died Hamilton on November 12, 1860. He was interred in Hamilton's Madison Street Cemetery.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Gerrit Smith
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 22nd congressional district

1854–1855
Succeeded by
Andrew Z. McCarty
Preceded by
Andrew Z. McCarty
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 22nd congressional district

1857–1859
Succeeded by
M. Lindley Lee

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