Henry Snapp

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(June 30, 1822 — November 26, 1895) Henry Snapp was an American politician and lawyer. Snapp was born in Livonia, New York in 1822 and moved to Illinois in 1833. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1843. Snapp served as a member of the State Senate from 1869 to 1871, before being elected to the United States House of Representatives as a Republican to the Forty-Second Congress. He was elected to fill the vacancy occasioned by the resignation of Burton Cook. He served in the House from December 4, 1871 to March 3, 1873. After serving in Congress, Snapp practiced law until his death in 1895. [Source: “Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 - Present,” available at https://bioguide.congress.gov/search/bio/S000649]

Member of Illinois Delegation—The Civil Rights Act of 1875.

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