Biography of Col. Henry S. Clemant
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD
OF SARATOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK
PREPARED AND PUBLISHED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE SARATOGIAN
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1899

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Clement, Col. Henry S., of the Congress Hall Hotel, was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1841, a son of W. H. and Elizabeth (Steiner) Clement His father was a native of Saratoga Springs and a descendant of one of the oldest families in this vicinity (Putnam.) On the maternal side he descends from the old Maryland family of Steiner. In early life his father removed to Ohio and became one of the most successful business men in the State; he was for a number of years president of the Mad River Railroad and of the Little Miami road; also of the Cincinnati Southern road. He was tendered the nomination for governor of Ohio in 1860. Henry S. Clement was educated at the Baliston Academy, which in those days had an enviable reputation, where he was prepared for college, but at the outbreak of the Civil war he raised a company for the Twelfth Ohio Volunteers, of which he was elected first lieutenant. This was the first company accepted by Governor Denison under the àall for 75,000 men. Colonel Clement served three years and six months, ranking successively as captain in the Twelfth; major in the Seventy-ninth, which regiment he commanded as lieutenant-colonel in Sherman's famous campaign, and after receiving an honorable discharge he was brevetted colonel. For a time he served as his father's private secretary, and in 1868 bought a quarter interest in the Congress Hall Hotel at Saratoga Springs. This interest he sold in 1871 and opened the Lindell Hotel in St Louis, which became the leading hotel in the city while under his management In 1878 he returned to Saratoga Springs, his father and John Cox having purchased the Congress Hall Hotel, where he has since been continuously connected with the famous hostelry, having completed his twenty-first season in 1898. He is a Republican and. in 1883-84 represented the Second district in the Legislature, serving on the committees on elections, insurance and villages. He made an excellent record as a legis. lator, and during his term secured the passage of important bills in the interest of the village of Saratoga Springs, among them being a special act creating a paid fire department, and the sewerage bill. He is a man of strong character, pleasing personality and exceptional ability. He married, in December, 1863, Julia H. Young, daughter of Thomas Young, and granddaughter of Hon. Samuel Young, secretary of state, senator from Saratoga county several terms, canal commissioner, and Democratic candidate for governor against De Witt Clinton. They have two surviving children: Elizabeth Clement Seavey and Henry S. Clement, jr.


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