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WORTHINGTON, Henry Gaither

WORTHINGTON, Henry Gaither
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WORTHINGTON, Henry Gaither, A Representative from Nevada; born in Cumberland, Md., February 9, 1828; completed preparatory studies; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Tuolumne County, Calif.; traveled in Central America and Mexico and upon his return settled in San Francisco, Calif.; member of the State house of representatives in 1861; moved to Nevada in 1862 and settled in Austin; upon the admission of Nevada as a State into the Union was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-eighth Congress and served from October 31, 1864, to March 3, 1865; collector of the port of Charleston, S.C.; served as United States Minister to Uruguay and the Argentine Republic in 1868 and 1869 by appointment of President Andrew Johnson; United States district judge; major general of militia; defeated by two votes for election to the United States Senate; served as a pallbearer at the funeral of President Abraham Lincoln; died in Washington, D.C., July 29, 1909; interment in Congressional Cemetery.

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University of California
The Bancroft Library

Berkeley, CA
Papers: 1855, 5 pages. A suit in the Superior Court of the City of San Francisco: Robert Mulholland vs. Henry G. Worthington, 1855 Nov. 5. This suit pertains to a suit relating to the Sullivans Cook Water Company in 1852.
Papers: 1870, 4 pages. A letter from Henry Gaither Worthington to William Gouverneur Morris written on February 14, 1870. In the letter, Henry Worthington expresses concern of the attempt to be appointed United States Marshal for the district of California.
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