Henry C. Martindale

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Henry Clinton Martindale (May 6, 1780 in Berkshire County, Massachusetts – April 22, 1860 in Sandy Hill, Washington County, New York) was an American lawyer and politician from New York.


He graduated from Williams College in 1800. Then he studied law, was admitted to the bar, and practiced at Sandy Hill (now Hudson Falls) from 1801 to 1860. His law office is located in the Hudson Falls Historic District, added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.[1]

He was Surrogate of Washington County from 1816 to 1819, and District Attorney from 1821 to 1828.

Martindale was elected as an Adams-Clay Democratic-Republican to the 18th, re-elected as an Adams man to the 19th and 20th, as an Anti-Jacksonian to the 21st, and as an Anti-Mason to the 23rd United States Congress, holding office from March 4, 1823, to March 3, 1831, and from March 4, 1833, to March 3, 1835.

He was appointed by Governor William H. Seward as a canal appraiser, holding this post from 1840 to 1843.

He was buried at the Kingsbury Cemetery in Kingsbury, New York.

His son John H. Martindale was a Union Army general and New York State Attorney General.


  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Micah Sterling
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 18th congressional district

Succeeded by
Nathaniel Pitcher
Preceded by
Joseph Bouck
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New York's 12th congressional district

Succeeded by
David Abel Russell