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gentleman mentioned above, a lawyer and a theatrical manager, who has
had wide experience in business life, was born in Delaware City, Del.,
attended the public schools of Washington, D. C, graduating at
seventeen, and then entered the Columbia Law University, from which he
was graduated in his twenty-first year with the degree of A. B.
was at Leadville, Colo., that Mr. Henry began his active life, and it
was as chief clerk in the United States land office there that he made
his initial bow to the world of business. Besides attending to the
duties of his office he practiced land law at Leadville until 1884. Then
began the activity in the field of theatricals that has made his name
known in certain circles from coast to coast. Coming to Sacramento, he
became treasurer of the Metropolitan theater. In 1893, when it was
destroyed by fire, he went to San Francisco, where he was called as
assistant to C. P. Hall of the Bush Street Theater. Later he entered
into a partnership with Mr. Giesea as lessee of five theaters located
respectively in San Jose, Stockton, Sacramento, Oakland and San
Francisco, all of which the firm is operating successfully at this time.
Mr. Henry spends most of his time in Sacramento as manager of the Clunie
The wide acquaintance which has come to Mr. Henry in the transaction of his business has been augmented and its friendships have been cemented by his membership in the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, he being a charter brother in San Jose Lodge No. 522. Politically he has always voted with and exerted his influence in behalf of the Republican party.
Transcribed by Peggy Hooper 2011