Henry Clay, who attended the wedding for his parents Elisha Hansbrough and Sarah Hagan, suggested to them that they name their first son after him, and they did. American senator. member 51st Congress (1889-1891); Member Republican National Committee, 1888-1896.
His grandfather, Enoch Hansbrough, emigrated to the "blue grass country" from Virginia about 1802, and was one of the compatriots of Daniel Boone.
Hansbrough, Henry Clay was born on January 30, 1848 in Prairie du Rocher, Illinois, United States. Son of Eliab and Sarah (Hagen) Hansbrough.
Education common school.
Removed to California, 1867. Learned printing trade. Published a daily paper at San Jose, California, 1869-1870.
With San Francisco Chronicle, 1870-1879. Published a paper at Baraboo, Wisconsin, for 2 years. Removed to then Ty. of Dakota, 1882, engaging in journalism.
Was twice mayor of his city. Member 51st Congress (1889-1891). United States senator 3 terms, 1891-1909.
Member 51st Congress (1889-1891). Member Republican National Committee, 1888-1896.
Republican National Committee
November 30, 1888 - November 30, 1896
Married Josephine Orr (died 1895). Married second, Mary Berri Chapman, 1897.