Henry S. Neal

Henry Safford Neal ( born August 25, 1828 in Gallipolis, Ohio; † July 13, 1906 in Ironton, Ohio ) was an American politician. Between 1877 and 1883 he represented the state of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Henry Neal attended the public schools of his home and then to 1847, Marietta College. After a subsequent law degree in 1851 and its recent approval as a lawyer, he began to work in Ironton in this profession. Around the year 1851 he was prosecutor in the local Lawrence County. Politically, he joined the Republican Party, founded in 1854. Between 1861 and 1863 he sat in the Senate of Ohio. In 1869 he was appointed American consul in Lisbon ( Portugal). Following the resignation of the local ambassador, he held between December 1869 and July 1870 from the function of a chargé d'affaires. Then he returned to Ohio. In 1873 he was a delegate to a constitutional convention of his state.

In the congressional elections of 1876 Neal was in the eleventh electoral district of Ohio in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of John L. Vance on March 4, 1877. After two re- election he was able to complete in Congress until March 3, 1883 three legislative periods. Between 1879 and 1881 he represented the twelfth district where his state, before he returned again in the eleventh district. Since 1881, he headed the Committee for management of the Federal District District of Columbia. In 1882 he abandoned a bid again.

Following the end of his time in the U.S. House of Representatives Henry Neal practiced as a lawyer again in Ironton. In the years 1884 and 1885 he worked as a lawyer for the U.S. Treasury active ( Solicitor of the Treasury ). He then continued his legal practice. He died on July 13, 1906 in Ironton, where he was also buried.