Herman W. Snow

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Herman Wilber Snow (July 3, 1836 – August 25, 1914) was a U.S. Representative from Illinois, United States.


Born in Michigan City, Indiana, Snow moved with his parents to Madisonville, Kentucky, where he attended the public schools. He moved to Sheldon, Illinois and taught school several years before he commenced the study of law. He was admitted to the bar and practiced.

During the Civil War, Snow enlisted as a private in the One Hundred and Thirty-ninth Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry, where he rose to the rank of captain. He re-enlisted in the One Hundred and Fifty-first Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry, and was promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel. He was provost marshal general of Georgia on Major General James B. Steedman's staff. At the expiration of his service, he taught in the Chicago High School for three years. He returned to Sheldon and engaged in banking, and also served as member of the Illinois House of Representatives from 1872 to 1874.

Snow was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-second Congress (March 4, 1891 – March 3, 1893). He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1892 to the Fifty-third Congress. He later served as Sergeant at Arms of the House of Representatives during the Fifty-third Congress. He moved to Kankakee, Illinois, and resumed banking. He died in Kankakee, and is interred in Mound Grove Cemetery.


United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Lewis E. Payson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Illinois's 9th congressional district

Succeeded by
Hamilton K. Wheeler
Preceded by
Samuel S. Yoder
Sergeant at Arms of the United States House of Representatives
Succeeded by
Benjamin F. Russell

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