Henry G. Danforth

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Henry G. Danforth
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 39th district
In office
March 4, 1913 – March 3, 1917
Preceded byNew District
Succeeded byArchie D. Sanders
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 32nd district
In office
March 4, 1911 – March 3, 1913
Preceded byJames S. Havens
Succeeded byLuther W. Mott
Personal details
Born(1854-06-14)June 14, 1854
Gates, New York
DiedApril 8, 1918(1918-04-08) (aged 63)
Rochester, New York
Political partyRepublican
Alma materHarvard University

Henry Gold Danforth (June 14, 1854 – April 8, 1918) was a U.S. Representative from New York.

Born in the town of Gates, New York (now part of Rochester), Danforth attended private schools in Rochester, New York, and Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, New Hampshire. He graduated from the collegiate department of Harvard University in 1877 and from the law department in 1880. He was admitted to the bar in 1880 and commenced practice in Rochester. He served as director of the Rochester General Hospital 1889-1918. He served as member of the board of managers of the New York State Reformatory, Elmira, New York from 1900 to 1902. Trustee of the Reynolds Library 1906–1918.

Danforth was elected as a Republican to the Sixty-second, Sixty-third, and Sixty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1911 – March 3, 1917). He was an unsuccessful candidate for renomination in 1916. He resumed the practice of law. He died in Rochester, New York, April 8, 1918. He was interred in Mount Hope Cemetery.


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U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
James S. Havens
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 32nd congressional district

Succeeded by
Luther W. Mott
New district Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 39th congressional district

Succeeded by
Archie D. Sanders

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