Henry S. Neal

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Henry Safford Neal
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 11th district
In office
March 4, 1877 – March 3, 1879
Preceded by John L. Vance
Succeeded by Henry L. Dickey
In office
March 4, 1881 – March 3, 1883
Preceded by Henry L. Dickey
Succeeded by John W. McCormick
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Ohio's 12th district
In office
March 4, 1879 – March 4, 1881
Preceded by Thomas Ewing, Jr.
Succeeded by George L. Converse
Member of the Ohio Senate
from the 8th district
In office
January 6, 1862 – December 31, 1865
Preceded by T. R. Stanley
Succeeded by James Bradbury
20th Solicitor of the United States Treasury
In office
July 3, 1884 – April 13, 1885
Preceded by Kenneth Rayner
Succeeded by Alexander McCue
Personal details
Born (1828-08-25)August 25, 1828
Gallipolis, Ohio
Died July 13, 1906(1906-07-13) (aged 77)
Ironton, Ohio
Resting place Woodland Cemetery, Ironton
Political party Republican
Alma mater Marietta College

Henry Safford Neal (August 25, 1828 – July 13, 1906) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Born in Gallipolis, Ohio, Neal attended the common schools. He was graduated from Marietta College (Ohio) in 1847. He studied law. He was admitted to the bar in approximately 1851 and commenced practice in Ironton, Ohio. He served as prosecuting attorney of Lawrence County about 1851. He served as member of the State senate from 1861 to 1863. He was appointed consul to Lisbon, Portugal, in 1869. By the resignation of the Minister Resident, he became Chargé d'Affaires in December 1869 and served until July 1870, when he resigned and returned to Ohio. He served as delegate to the Ohio constitutional convention in 1873.

Neal was elected as a Republican to the Forty-fifth, Forty-sixth, and Forty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1877-March 3, 1883). He served as chairman of the Committee on District of Columbia (Forty-seventh Congress). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1882. He resumed the practice of his profession at Ironton, Ohio. He was appointed Solicitor of the Treasury by President Arthur and served from July 3, 1884, to April 13, 1885, when a successor was appointed by President Cleveland. He again resumed the practice of law. He died in Ironton, Ohio, July 13, 1906. He was interred in Woodland Cemetery.

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Legal offices
Preceded by
Kenneth Rayner
Solicitor of the United States Treasury
1884–1885
Succeeded by
Alexander McCue