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Henry Stanberry

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Henry Stanberry (February 20, 1803June 26, 1881) was an American lawyer and Presidential Cabinet member.

Born in New York, he moved to Ohio in 1814. He graduated from Washington College in Pennsylvania and studied law. He was admitted to the bar in Ohio in 1824 and to the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States in 1832.

In 1846 he was elected the first attorney general of Ohio by the Ohio Assembly. President Andrew Johnson appointed Stanberry Attorney General of the United States in 1866. He resigned on March 12, 1868, to defend Johnson during his impeachment trial. At the conclusion of the trial, Johnson renominated him as Attorney General and also to the Supreme Court, but the Senate did not confirm him. He died in New York City in 1881.

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Preceded by:
James Speed
United States Attorney General
1866–1868
Succeeded by:
William M. Evarts

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