Legislator Details

Henry Dwight Terry
Number of sessions served 1
Gender: Male
Age at election: 33

Vital Records Information:

Date: 3/16/1812
City: Hartford, CT
County: Hartford County, CT
Country: US
Date: 6/22/1869
City: Washington DC
Country: US
Type of Burial:
City: Clinton Township, MI
County: Macomb COunty, MI
Country: US
Cemetery: Clinton Grove Cemetery

Marital Information:
married Louisa Marian Clemens, dau. of Judge Christian Clemens, March 6, 1845 in Macomb Co., MI; children: 3, Henry C., Dwight and Julia R. (Dwight)

Number of Children: 3


Military Service: United States Army
Occupation: lawyer
Race: Caucasian or White


Biographical Sketch:
He served as township clerk in 1839 and helped form the Board of School Inspectors that year. He also served as township attorney. He moved from Mount Clemens o Detroit in 1855 and practiced law there until 1861He had a law practice in Detroit when he became involved in the militia. He was prosecuting attorney for Wayne Co. He organized the 5th Michigan Infantry in 1861. Resigned from active service in February 1865. After the war he practiced law in Washington. D.C. until his death Member of the Masons

Notable Facts:
Attained the rank of Brigadier General in the Union Army, July 18, 1862; wounded in action

Sessions Served:

Chamber: House
Party: Whig
Committees Served On: Harbors, Judiciary
Postions Held:

City of Residence: Clinton
County of Residence Macomb
District: Macomb
District Description: Macomb County

Date Elected: 11/1/1847
Date Sworn In: 1/3/1848
Date Left Office:

Reason for Leaving Office: N/A
End of Term Status: Departed

Maritial Status: Unknown


USCen 1850; MICoMarRec 1822-1940; Find-a-Grave.com, includes portrait; Leeson p.564, 568-9, 919; MIBiog 2:353