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Henry Clay Snodgrass was an American politician and a member of the United States House of Representatives for the 3rd congressional district of Tennessee. He was born on March 29, 1848 near Sparta, Tennessee in White County. He attended Sparta Academy, studied law at Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tennessee, and was admitted to the bar in 1870. He commenced practice in Sparta, Tennessee and engaged in agricultural pursuits. During the Civil War, he served as a private in the Confederate Army.

From 1878 to 1884, he was the attorney general of the fifth judicial circuit. He was elected as a Democrat to the 52nd and 53rd Congresses. He served from March 4, 1891 to March 3, 1895, but he was not a successful candidate for re-election to the 54th Congress. He was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1896. He resumed the practice of his profession in Sparta, Tennessee in White County. He moved to Gould, Oklahoma and engaged in agricultural pursuits. He died on April 22, 1931 in Altus, Oklahoma. He was interred in Altus Cemetery. He was the uncle of fellow Tennessee congressman Charles Edward Snodgrass.

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