US Con -Blow, Henry Taylor - U.S. Congressman, MO

Henry Taylor Blow:
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Born: July 15, 1817
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Birthplace: Southampton County Virginia
Father: Captain Peter Blow 1777 – 1832
(Buried: Bellefontaine Cemetery Saint Louis Missouri)
Mother: Elizabeth Taylor 1785 – 1831
(Buried: Bellefontaine Cemetery Saint Louis Missouri)

Wife: Minerva Grimsley 1821 – 1870
(Buried: Bellefontaine Cemetery Saint Louis Missouri)

Children:
Susan Elizabeth Blow 1843 – 1916
(Buried: Bellefontaine Cemetery Saint Louis Missouri)
Annie Wahrendorf Blow Johnson 1845 – 1916
(Buried: Bellefontaine Cemetery Saint Louis Missouri)
Nellie Blow De Smirnoff 1848 – 1898
(Buried: Bellefontaine Cemetery Saint Louis Missouri)
Peter Blow 1850 – 1898
(Buried: Bellefontaine Cemetery Saint Louis Missouri)
John Grimsley Blow 1856 – 1880
(Buried: Bellefontaine Cemetery Saint Louis Missouri)
Lucretia Stansbury Blow LeBourgeois 1861 – 1885
(Buried: Bellefontaine Cemetery Saint Louis Missouri)


Political Party: Unconditional Unionist and Republican Party
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Education:

1830 – 1831: Attended Saint Louis University

Occupation before War:
Paint and Oil Businessman in Saint Louis Missouri
Held interest in lead mines in Saint Louis Missouri
1854 – 1858: Missouri State Senator
1860: Missouri Delegate to Republican Party National Convention

Civil War Career:
1861 – 1862: United States Minister to Venezuela
1863 – 1867: United States Congressman from Missouri
1863 – 1865: Member of House Ways and Means Committee
1865: Voted in favor of the 13th​ Amendment to U.S. Constitution.
1865 – 1867: Member of House Appropriations Committee

Occupation after War:

1863 – 1867: United States Congressman from Missouri
1865 – 1867: Member of House Appropriations Committee
Member of the Joint Committee on Reconstruction
1867 – 1869: Paint and Oil Businessman in Saint Louis Missouri
1869 – 1871: United States Minister to Brazil
1874 – 1875: Member of District of Columbia Commissioners


Died:
September 11, 1875
Place of Death: Saratoga New York
Age at time of Death: 58 years old
Burial Place: Bellefontaine Cemetery Saint Louis Missouri
 
Joined
Sep 15, 2018
Location
South Texas
That board, to reorganize the District of Columbia, that he sat on in 1875.He was only a board member for 6 months. He resigned "for personal considerations". This was about the time of his wife's, Minerva, death according to one biography.
 
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