Henry C. Snodgrass

Henry Clay Snodgrass
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 3rd district
In office
March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1895
Preceded byHenry C. Evans
Succeeded byFoster V. Brown
Personal details
BornMarch 26, 1848 (1848-03-26)
DiedApril 22, 1931 (1931-04-23) (aged 83)
Citizenship United States
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Ammie R. Cope Snodgrass
ChildrenLinnie Clay Snodgrass Black
Alma materCumberland University



Military service
Allegiance Confederate States of America
Branch/service Confederate States Army
Battles/warsAmerican 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.[1]

Snodgrass was elected as a Democrat to the 52nd and 53rd Congresses. He served from March 4, 1891 to March 3, 1895,[2] 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.[3]


  1. ^ "Henry C. Snodgrass". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 24 April 2013.
  2. ^ "Henry C. Snodgrass". Govtrack US Congress. Retrieved 24 April 2013.
  3. ^ "Henry C. Snodgrass". The Political Graveyard=24 April 2013.

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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Henry C. Evans
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 3rd congressional district

Succeeded by
Foster V. Brown