Henry B. Payne

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Henry B. Payne

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

Henry B. Payne attended Hamilton College in Clinton , where he graduated in 1832. After successfully completing his law degree and admission to the bar, he moved to Cleveland in 1834 to work as a lawyer.

As a member of the Democratic Party, he belonged to the Electoral College in 1848 , which did not elect the Democrat Lewis Cass , but the Whig candidate Zachary Taylor as US President . The following year Payne entered the Ohio Senate , where he remained until 1851. The election to the US Senate was denied to him that year; also the candidacy for governor of Ohio was unsuccessful in 1857 against Salmon P. Chase .

Henry Payne did not apply for public office again until years later. In 1874 he was elected to the US 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 that had to decide on the outcome of the 1876 ​​presidential election between the Democrat Samuel J. Tilden and the ultimately victorious Republican Rutherford B. Hayes .

In 1880 Payne himself was a candidate for the presidency. At the Democratic National Convention in Cincinnati , however, the vote of party members fell on Winfield Scott Hancock ; Payne finished fourth. In the election in 1884 Payne ran again, but this time was completely without a chance. For this he won the race for a seat in the US Senate in the same year. He stayed in Washington from 1885 to 1891 and did not apply for a second term.

Henry Payne's granddaughter Frances P. Bolton was also a member of the US House of Representatives, as was his great-grandson Oliver P. Bolton ; however, both belonged to the Republican Party.

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  • Henry B. Payne in the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress (English)