Henry C. Nelson

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Henry Clay Nelson (July 29, 1836 - April 17, 1909) was an American lawyer and politician from New York.


Henry Clay Nelson was born on July 29, 1836 in Bedford, Westchester County, New York.

He was a member of the New York State Assembly (Westchester Co., 3rd D.) in 1868. He was Warden of Sing Sing State Prison from 1869 to 1870, and from 1872 to 1873.

He was a member of the New York State Senate (12th D.) from 1882 to 1887, sitting in the 105th, 106th, 107th, 108th, 109th and 110th New York State Legislatures.


  • Civil List and Constitutional History of the Colony and State of New York compiled by Edgar Albert Werner (1884; pg. 291 and 370)
  • Manual of Westchester County, Past and Present by Henry Townsend Smith (1912; pg. 256)
New York Assembly
Preceded by
David W. Travis
New York State Assembly
Westchester County, 3rd District

Succeeded by
James W. Husted
New York State Senate
Preceded by
William H. Robertson
New York State Senate
12th District

Succeeded by
William H. Robertson

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