Henry Fisk Janes

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Henry Fisk Janes
Member of the
United States House of Representatives
from Vermont's 5th district
In office
December 2, 1834 – March 3, 1837
Preceded by Benjamin F. Deming
Succeeded by Isaac Fletcher
Vermont State Treasurer
In office
October, 1838 – October, 1841
Preceded by Allen Wardner
Succeeded by John Spaulding
Member of the Vermont House of Representatives
In office
1854–1855
1861–1862
Personal details
Born (1792-10-10)October 10, 1792
Brimfield, Massachusetts, U.S.
Died June 6, 1879(1879-06-06) (aged 86)
Waterbury, Vermont, U.S.
Political party Anti-Masonic
Whig
Republican
Spouse(s) Fanny Butler Janes in 1827.[1]
Children Henry Janes[2] and Helen Maria
Profession Politician, Lawyer

Henry Fisk Janes (October 10, 1792 – June 6, 1879) was an American lawyer and politician. He served as a U.S. Representative from Vermont.

Biography[edit]

Janes was born in Brimfield, Massachusetts and moved with his parents to Calais, Vermont where he pursued academic studies. He served in the War of 1812 as an officer in Captain Gideon Wheelock's company of Vermont Militia, and participated in the Battle of Plattsburgh.[3]

He studied law in Montpelier and was admitted to the bar. He began the practice of law in Waterbury. He was Postmaster from 1820 until 1830.[4] He served as a member of the Governor's Council from 1830 until 1834.

Janes was elected as an Anti-Masonic candidate to the Twenty-third Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Benjamin F. Deming and was reelected to the Twenty-fourth Congress, serving from December 2, 1834 until March 3, 1837.[5] He was an unsuccessful Anti-Masonic candidate for reelection in 1836.

He was the Vermont State Treasurer from 1838 until 1841 as a Whig,[6] and served as a member of the state council of censors in 1848.[7] Janes joined the Republican Party at its creation in the mid-1850s, and was a member of the Vermont House of Representatives in 1854, 1855, 1861, and 1862.[8][9]

Personal life[edit]

In 1827 Janes married Fanny Butler, the daughter of Governor Ezra Butler.[10] Their daughter Helen Maria was born in 1828,[11] and their son Henry Janes was born in 1832 and died in 1915.[12] Henry Janes was a physician during the American Civil War, and attained the rank of Brigadier General as Surgeon General of the Vermont National Guard.

Death[edit]

Janes died on June 6, 1879 in Waterbury, Vermont, and is interred at Hope Cemetery in Waterbury.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fanny Butler Janes". Find A Grave. Retrieved November 26, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Henry Janes". Find A Grave. Retrieved November 26, 2012. 
  3. ^ Lewis, Theodore Graham (1915). History of Waterbury, Vermont, 1763-1915. Record print. p. 64. 
  4. ^ Lewis, Theodore Graham (1915). History of Waterbury, Vermont, 1763-1915. Record print. p. 64. 
  5. ^ "Rep. Henry Janes". Govtrack.us. Retrieved November 26, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Henry Fisk Janes". Find A Grave. Retrieved November 26, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Janes, Henry". Our Campaigns. Retrieved November 26, 2012. 
  8. ^ "JANES, Henry Fisk, (1792 - 1879)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved November 26, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Janes, Henry Fisk (1792-1879)". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved November 26, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Fanny Butler Janes". Find A Grave. Retrieved November 26, 2012. 
  11. ^ Janes, Frederic (1868). The Janes Family: A Genealogy and Brief History of the Descendants of William Janes the Emigrant Ancestor of 1637, with an Extended Notice of Bishop Edmund S. Janes, D. D., and Other Biographical Sketches. J. H. Dingman. p. 199. 
  12. ^ "Henry Janes". Find A Grave. Retrieved November 26, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Henry Fisk Janes". Find A Grave. Retrieved November 26, 2012. 

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 This article incorporates public domain material from the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress website http://bioguide.congress.gov.

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Benjamin F. Deming
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Vermont's 5th congressional district

1834–1837
Succeeded by
Isaac Fletcher
Political offices
Preceded by
Allen Wardner
Vermont State Treasurer
1838–1841
Succeeded by
John Spaulding