Henry W. Strong

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Henry Wright Strong
Member of the New York Senate
from the 3rd district
In office
1841–1844
Preceded by Mitchell Sanford
Succeeded by John P. Beekman
Recorder of Troy, New York
In office
1838–1844
Personal details
Born (1810-12-11)December 11, 1810
Amherst, Massachusetts
Died February 28, 1848(1848-02-28) (aged 37)
Troy, New York
Political party Democratic
Alma mater Amherst College

Henry Wright Strong (December 11, 1810 in Amherst, Hampshire County, Massachusetts – February 28, 1848 in Troy, Rensselaer County, New York) was an American lawyer and politician from New York.

Life[edit]

He was the son of Hezekiah W. Strong (1768–1848) and Martha (Dwight) Strong (1783–1844). He graduated from Amherst College in 1825. Then he studied law with his brother-in-law, Judge Isaac McConihe, at Troy, was admitted to the bar in 1829, and practiced in Troy.

He was Recorder of Troy from 1838 to 1844. He married Sarah Elizabeth Cornell (b. 1823), and they had two sons: Latham Cornell Strong (1845–1879), a poet who published four volumes of verse; and posthumous Henry Wright Strong (1848–1851).

He was a member of the New York State Senate (3rd D.) from 1841 to 1844, sitting in the 64th, 65th, 66th and 67th New York State Legislatures. He resigned his seat on December 3, 1844.

He was one of three secretaries (with James F. Starbuck and Francis Seger) of the New York State Constitutional Convention of 1846.

Justice Simeon Strong (1736–1805) was his grandfather; President of the Wisconsin Territorial Council Marshall Strong (1813–1864) was his brother.

Sources[edit]

New York State Senate
Preceded by
Mitchell Sanford
New York State Senate
Third District (Class 2)

1841–1844
Succeeded by
John P. Beekman