Henry G. Worthington

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Henry G. Worthington
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Nevada's At-Large district
In office
October 31, 1864 – March 3, 1865
Preceded by Gordon Newell Mott (as territorial delegate)
Succeeded by Delos R. Ashley
Personal details
Born (1828-02-09)February 9, 1828
Cumberland, Maryland
Died July 29, 1909(1909-07-29) (aged 81)
Washington, D.C.
Political party Republican

Henry Gaither Worthington (February 9, 1828 – July 29, 1909) was the first United States Representative from the State of Nevada, serving in Congress during the end of the American Civil War after the Lincoln Administration pushed through legislation to grant statehood to the former Territory of Nevada.

Worthington served in the California State Assembly in 1862 before moving to Nevada. Worthington served as U.S. Ambassador to Argentina June 1868–July 1869 and concurrently as Ambassador to Uruguay October 1868–July 1869.[1][2][3]


  1. ^ "Henry Gaither Worthington". United States Department of State. Retrieved 2011-07-16. 
  2. ^ "Worthington, Henry Gaither". United States Congress. Retrieved 2011-07-16. 
  3. ^ Henry Worthington

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Gordon Newell Mott
(territorial delegate)
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Nevada's at-large congressional district

October 31, 1864 – March 3, 1865
Succeeded by
Delos R. Ashley