Biography of Henry H. Guenther


Guenther, Henry H., Buffalo, is of German descent, his parents coming to America in 1851, locating in Philadelphia and afterward removed to Buffalo, where Henry H. Guenther was born, January 29, 1862. He was educated at the public schools and took a select literary course at Youngstown, Ohio, and graduated as L. B. in the University of Michigan in the class of 1881. Shortly after graduating he was appointed to a clerkship in the city attorney's office under Giles E. Stilwell, serving until the end of Mr. Stilwell's term, and who was succeeded by Herman Hennig as city attorney. Mr. Guenther retained the same position during Mr. Hennig's term. He was admitted to the bar in 1887 and immediately began the practice of his profession and from the beginning has had marked success. In the fall of 1886, at the age of twenty-four years, he was elected representative to the State Legislature on the Democrat ticket, serving for seven consecutive terms, acting as chairman of general laws and canal committees, and also being placed on other important committees of that body each year of his service.

Our County and its people
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Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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