Henry Vail Edit Profile
Born near Millbrook, New York, Vail received a limited schooling. He engaged in the retail mercantile business 1806-1815 and in wholesale mercantile pursuits 1815–1832. Vail was elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1837 – March 3, 1839).
He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1838 to the Twenty-sixth Congress. He resumed his former business pursuits in Troy, New York, and died there June 25, 1853. He was interred in Oakwood Cemetery.
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