BINGHAM, Henry Harrison

BINGHAM, Henry Harrison
Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
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BINGHAM, Henry Harrison, A Representative from Pennsylvania; born in Philadelphia, Pa., December 4, 1841; was graduated from Jefferson College, Canonsburg, Pa., in 1862 and from the law department of Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, Pa.; during the Civil War entered the Union Army as a first lieutenant in the One Hundred and Fortieth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, August 22, 1862; commissioned captain September 9, 1862; major and judge advocate September 20, 1864; brevetted major of Volunteers August 1, 1864; brevetted lieutenant colonel of Volunteers April 9, 1865; colonel and brigadier general of Volunteers April 9, 1865; honorably mustered out of service July 2, 1866; awarded a Congressional Medal of Honor August 26, 1893, for actions at the Battle of the Wilderness, Virginia, May 6, 1864; appointed postmaster of Philadelphia in March 1867 and served until December 1872, when he resigned to accept the clerkship of the courts of oyer and terminer and quarter sessions of the peace in Philadelphia, having been elected by the people; reelected clerk of courts in 1875; delegate to the Republican National Conventions 1872-1900; elected as a Republican to the Forty-sixth and to the sixteen succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1879, until his death in Philadelphia March 22, 1912; chairman, Committee on the Post Office and Post Roads (Forty-seventh and Fifty-first Congresses), Committee on Expenditures in the Post Office Department (Fifty-fourth Congress); interment in Laurel Hill Cemetery.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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External Research Collections

Temple University
Special Collections Department, Paley Library

Philadelphia, PA
Papers: In the Edwin S. Stuart Papers, 1863-1937, 16 cubic feet. Prominent correspondents include Henry H. Bingham. A register is available in the repository.

University of Pennsylvania
Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Philadelphia, PA
Papers: 1884, 1 item. Includes correspondence between Henry Harrison Bingham and Henry Charles Lea.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Bingham, Henry Harrison. Gold reserve and greenbacks . Speech of Hon. Henry H. Bingham. Washington: [Government Printing Office], 1896.

------. An oration by Brevet Brigadier-General Henry H. Bingham. Philadelphia: N.p., 1899.

------. Post-office appropriation bill. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1900. B000471BINGHAMBINGHAMJohn ArmorRepresentativeOH18151900N

United States. 62d Congress, 3d session, 1912-1913. Henry Harrison Bingham (late a Representative from Pennsylvania) Memorial addresses delivered in the House of Representatives and the Senate of the United States, Sixty-second Congress. Proceedings in the House, May 19, 1912. Proceedings in the Senate, February 27, 1913. Prepared under the direction of the Joint Committee on Printing. Washington: [Government Printing Office], 1913.

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