Henry Brush

Henry Brush ( * June 1778 in Dutchess County, New York, † January 19, 1855 in London, Ohio) was an American lawyer and politician. Between 1819 and 1821 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Henry Brush attended preparatory schools. After a subsequent law degree in 1803 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he started in Chillicothe (Ohio ) to work in this profession. At the same time he proposed as a member of the Democratic-Republican Party launched a political career. In 1810 he was a deputy in the House of Representatives from Ohio; In 1814 he was a member of the State Senate. He also took active part in the British -American War of 1812 and later became a colonel in the state militia.

In the congressional elections of 1818 Brush in the third electoral district of Ohio was in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of Levi Barber on March 4, 1819. Since he lost his predecessor in 1820, he was able to complete only one term in Congress until March 3, 1821. During this time he was chairman of the Committee for the control of expenditures of the War Department.

After the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives worked as a judge at the Supreme Court of Ohio, Henry Brush 1828-1831. Then he withdrew into retirement. He died on January 19, 1855 on his farm near London.