Henry B. Payne

Henry B. Payne ( born November 30, 1810 in Hamilton, Madison County, New York, † September 9, 1896 in Cleveland, Ohio ) was an American politician (Democratic Party), who represented the state of Ohio in both chambers of Congress.

Henry B. Payne attended Hamilton College in his hometown, where he graduated in 1832. After a successful law school and admission to the Bar Association in 1834, he moved to Cleveland to work as a lawyer.

As a member of the Democratic Party, he was one of 1848, the Electoral College, but not the Democrats Lewis Cass, but the Whig candidate Zachary Taylor elected as U.S. president. The following year, Payne moved into the Senate of Ohio, where he remained until 1851. The election to the U.S. Senate was denied him this year; the candidacy as governor of Ohio was in 1857 against Salmon P. Chase unsuccessful.

Years later, Henry Payne competed again for public office. In 1874 he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, where he represented the 20th district of Ohio from 1875 to 1877. During this time he was also a member of the Commission, which had to decide on the outcome of the presidential election in 1876 between the Democrats Samuel J. Tilden and the ultimately victorious Republican Rutherford B. Hayes.

1880 Payne was himself to the circle of contenders for the presidency. At the Democratic National Convention in Cincinnati, however, the vote of the members of the party fell to Winfield Scott Hancock; Payne finished fourth. In the election in 1884, Payne stepped in again, but this time was entirely without opportunity. For this he won the race for a seat in the U.S. Senate in the same year. He remained from 1885 to 1891 in Washington and applied not to a second term.

Henry Payne's granddaughter Frances P. Bolton was also a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, as well as his great-grandson Oliver P. Bolton; however, both were members of the Republican Party.