Henry Nes

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Henry Nes (May 20, 1799 – September 10, 1850) was an American medical doctor and politician.

Biography[edit]

Nes was born in York, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Princeton College (the New Jersey institution which changed its name to Princeton University in 1896). After his graduation he studied medicine, and then returned to York to practice.

Political career[edit]

Nes ran as an Independent Democrat for one of the Pennsylvania seats in the US House of Representatives in the 28th United States Congress (1842). He was successful, and served from 1843 to 1845.

In 1846 Nes ran as a Whig candidate for the same seat in the 30th United States Congress and was elected. In 1848 he ran for re-election, and was again successful.

Nes served in the 31st United States Congress from March until September 1850, when he died in office. A special election was held to fill his seat; the winner was Joel Buchanan Danner.

During his congressional service Nes served as chairman of the United States House Committee on Invalid Pensions and the United States House Committee on Revisal and Unfinished Business, both during the Thirtieth Congress.

Death[edit]

Nes died on September 10, 1850. He was buried in York's Prospect Hill Cemetery.

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Sources[edit]

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Benjamin A. Bidlack
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 15th congressional district

1843–1845
Succeeded by
Moses McClean
Preceded by
Moses McClean
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 15th congressional district

1847–1850
Succeeded by
Joel B. Danner