Henry Warren Ogden

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Henry Warren Ogden
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U.S. Representative from Louisiana's 4th congressional district
In office
May 12, 1894 – March 4, 1899
Preceded by Newton C. Blanchard
Succeeded by Phanor Breazeale
Louisiana State Representative from Bossier Parish
In office
1880–1894
Preceded by John C. Vance
Succeeded by H. H. Curry
Speaker of the Louisiana House of Representatives
In office
1884–1888
Preceded by Robert N. Ogden, Jr.
Succeeded by Samuel P. Henry
Personal details
Born (1842-10-21)October 21, 1842

Abingdon
Washington County
Virginia, USA
Died July 23, 1905(1905-07-23) (aged 62)
Benton, Bossier Parish
Louisiana
Political party Democratic
Occupation Planter
Military service
Service/branch Confederate Army
Rank Lieutenant; Prisoner of war
Battles/wars American Civil War

Henry Warren Ogden (October 21, 1842 – July 23, 1905) was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Louisiana's 4th congressional district. He was born in Abingdon in Washington County in far southwestern Virginia. In 1851, he moved with his parents to Warrensburg in Johnson County in west central Missouri, where he attended common schools.

During the American Civil War, he joined the Confederate States of America Army, despite living in a state that had remained within the Union, eventually rising to the rank of lieutenant. Ogden was a first lieutenant of Company D, Sixteenth Regiment, Missouri Infantry, and afterward on the staff of Brigadier General Lewis, Second Brigade, Parsons’ division, Missouri Infantry. He was captured and held for one year as a prisoner of war. On June 8, 1865, he was paroled at Shreveport, Louisiana, where he remained and in time became a wealthy planter.

In 1879, Ogden was a member of the Louisiana constitutional convention and was elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives. He was the Speaker from 1884 to 1888. He left state politics in 1894 when he won a special election as a Democrat to the United States House of Representatives. The vacancy was created by the resignation of Newton C. Blanchard. Ogden was reelected to the Fifty-fourth and Fifty-fifth Congresses, having served from May 12, 1894, to March 4, 1899. He left Congress in 1899 to return to his farm and died six years later in Benton, the seat of Bossier Parish.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Newton C. Blanchard
U.S. Representative from Louisiana's 4th congressional district

Henry Warren Ogden
1894–1899

Succeeded by
Phanor Breazeale
Preceded by
John C. Vance
Louisiana State Representative from Bossier Parish

Henry Warren Ogden
1880–1894

Succeeded by
H. H. Curry
Preceded by
Robert N. Ogden, Jr. of Orleans Parish
Speaker of the Louisiana House of Representatives

Henry Warren Ogden
1884–1888

Succeeded by
Samuel P. Henry of Cameron Parish