Henry C. Snodgrass

Henry Clay Snodgrass ( born March 29, 1848 Sparta, White County, Tennessee, † April 22, 1931 in Altus, Oklahoma ) was an American politician. Between 1891 and 1895 he represented the state of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Henry Snodgrass was an uncle of Charles Edward Snodgrass (1866-1936), who was also 1899-1903 for the State of Tennessee in Congress. He attended the Sparta Academy. After a subsequent law degree from Cumberland University in Lebanon and its made ​​in 1870 admitted to the bar he began in Sparta to work in his new profession. He was also engaged in farming. During the Civil War he served as a soldier in the army of the Confederacy.

Politically Snodgrass was a member of the Democratic Party. From 1878 to 1884 he was a prosecutor in the fifth judicial district of Tennessee. In the congressional elections of 1890 he was in the third electoral district of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of H. Clay Evans on March 4, 1891. After a re-election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1895 two legislative sessions. For the 1894 elections, he was defeated by Republican Foster V. Brown.

1896 Henry Snodgrass was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, was first nominated on the William Jennings Bryan as their presidential candidate. In the following years he practiced as a solicitor again in Sparta. He later moved to Gould in Oklahoma, where he worked in agriculture. He died on April 22, 1931 in Altus, where he was also buried.